KHIONE (Chione) was a mountain nymph consort of Boreas, god of the chill north-wind. She was probably a goddess of snow (khiôn) as her name suggests.
Khione was probably identified with Boreas' usual wife Oreithyia (Mountain Gale) and daughter Khione (Snow).
THE BOREADES HYPERBOREIOI x3 (by Boreas) (Aelian On Animals 11.1)
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Aelian, On Animals 11. 1 (trans. Scholfield) (Greek natural history C2nd A.D.) :
"The race of the Hyperboreoi (Hyperboreans) and the honours there paid to Apollon are sung of by poets . . . This god has as [Hyperborean] priests the sons of Boreas (the North Wind) and Khione (Chione) (Snow), three in number, brothers by birth, and six cubits in height."
- Aelian, On Animals - Greek Natural History C2nd - 3rd A.D.
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