Dragon of Pitane
THE DRAKON PITANIOS (Pitanean Dragon) was a giant 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 which described this metamorphosis.
Probably GAIA, though nowhere stated
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
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 (Dragon) lay, a shape of stone."
- Ovid, Metamorphoses - Latin Epic C1st B.C. - C1st A.D.
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