KHIONE (Chione) was a Naiad-nymph of the River Neilos (Nile) in Aigyptos (Egypt) who was raped by a local peasant. Zeus transported her to the clouds from where she cast snow (khiôn) upon the desert.
NEILOS & KALLIRHOE (Servius on Virgil's Aeneid 4.250)
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
R. E. Bell, Women of Classical Mythology (sourced from Servius on Virgil's Aeneid 4.250) (English encyclopedia C20th) :
"Chione was raped by a peasant in Egypt. At the command of Zeus, Hermes transported her to the clouds and snow fell on the deserts."
- Women of Classical Mythology - English Encyclopedia of Mythology C20th A.D.
Other references not currently quoted here: Servius on Virgil's Aeneid 4.250.
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