Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Ὑς Κλαζομεναιος Hus Klazomenaios Hus Clazomenaeus Sow of Clazomenae

THE HUS KLAZOMENAIOS was a gigantic winged sow which terrorized the Greek town of Klazomenai in Ionia, Asia Minor.

Nowhere stated, but see Khrysaor

Aelian, On Animals 12. 38 (trans. Scholfield) (Greek natural history C2nd A.D.) :
"I have heard that on Klazomenai [and island west of Smyrna] there was a Sow with wings, and it ravaged the territory of Klazomenai. And Artemon records this in his Annals of Klazomenai. That is why there is a spot named and celebrated as `The Place of the Winged Sow,’ and it is famous. But if anyone regards this as myth, let him do so."


  • Aelian, On Animals - Greek Natural History C2nd A.D.