Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Δρακων Πιτανιος Drakôn Pitanios Draco Pitaneum Dragon of Pitane

THE DRAKON PITANIOS was a Dragon-serpent turned to stone by the gods in the region of Pitane in Aiolia, Anatolia. There was no doubt some local legend about the creature describing its metamorphosis.

Probably GAIA, though nowhere stated

Ovid, Metamorphoses 7. 357 (trans. Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.) :
"Pitane of Aeolis [in Asia Minor], down on the left, where the long Draco lay, a shape of stone."


  • Ovid, Metamorphoses - Latin Epic C1st B.C. - C1st A.D.