Philyre or Philyra was an Oceanid nymph of Mount Pelion in Thessalia, loved by the Titan Cronus.
Once Cronus wife Rhea came upon their meeting place. Cronus leapt out of bed and transformed himself into a horse to escape. As a result, Philyre birthed a half horse, half man hybrid; Centaur Chiron (Kentauros Kheiron). To ease her shame, Cronus transformed the girl into a linden tree.
Cronus son of Uranus, deceiving his consort Rhea, lay with Philyre daughter of Oceanus in the days when he ruled the Titanes in Olympos and Zeus was still a child tended in the Cretan cave by the Curetes of Ida. INDEX