Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Coronis

1 :-In Greek mythology Coronis was a princess of the Thessalian,  daughter of Phlegyas. Coronis was one of Apollo's lovers. Coronis was pregnant with Apollo’s child, she strangely did not care for her divine lover, but gave in to the advances of a Ischys, son of Elatus. She did not consider that Apollo, The God of Truth, could never be deceived.
Coronis

                      Apollo was informed of this by a white crow, which he had set to watch her. Apollo was angry that the bird had not pecked out Ischys' eyes as soon as he approached Coronis, flung a curse upon it so furious that it scorched its feathers, which is why all crows are black.  According to other version, by his own prophetic powers, Apollo came to know about Coronis affair.
                                               Apollo sent his sister Artemis to kill Coronis. Artemis accordingly destroyed Coronis in her own house at Lacereia in Thessaly, on the shore of lake Baebia. According to other version, it was Apollo himself who killed Coronis and Ischys. When the body of Coronis was to be burnt, Apollo, or, according to others, Hermes, saved the child (Asclepius) from the flames, and carried it to Cheiron, who instructed the boy in the art of healing and in hunting. Hermes then brought her soul to Tartarus. According to some versions, Coronis was set among the stars as Corvus, the crow.

2 :-In Greek mythology, Coronis was the daughter of King Coronaeus of Phocis. She was a beautiful princess and was wooed by many man.  One day Poseidon (sea god) saw her on the shore and fell in love with her.
Poseidon Pursuing Coronis,

 Poseidon tried to seduce her, but she fled his advance and cried for help to gods and men. Athena, goddess of war, came for her aid and transformed her into crow.

3:- In Greek mythology, Coronis was one of the Maenads (Maenads were the female followers of Dionysus) who was raped by Butes of Thrace.
Coromis--follower of Dionysus

 Dionysus made the offender throw himself down a well.

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