Wednesday, 20 November 2013


1.Chione or Khione was the daughter of Boreas, god of the chill north wind and Oreithyia, the lady of mountain gales, and was sister of Cleopatra, Zetes, and Calais. In Greek mythology Chione is described as goddess of snow. 
 Chione had intercourse with Poseidon, and when she have birth to Eumoplus, without letting her father know. She threw the baby into the deep sea to avoid discovery. But Poseidon rescued the baby and took the baby to Aithiopia. He gave baby to Benthesikyme, the deep wave (his daughter).

2.Chione or khione was a nymph, she was said to have been abducted by Boreas, god of north wind, and brought by him to Mt Niphantes.
Boreas and Chione

 Chione gave birth to hyperborean Boreades, the three gaint sons of Boreas.

3.Chione or Khione was the daughter of Daedalion. She was very beautiful and had countless suitors. Once Apollo and Hermes saw her and both fall in love with her. Hermes put her to sleep and seduce her. Apollo waited for nightfall and then approached her in the guise of an old woman and seduce her. 

Chione became pregnant with twin, Philamon (son of Apollo) and Autolycus (son of Hermes). Chione became so vain, she compared her beauty with Artemis. Artemis killed her with an arrow. Daedalion grieved so much at his daughter's death the he jump from peak of Mt Parnassus, and was transformed by Apollo into a hawk.   

4.Chione or khione was a Naiad nymph, daughter of River Neilus (Nile) in Aigyptus (Egypt). She was raped by a peasant and cast down upon the desert. 

Zeus pity on her and send Hermes, who transformed her into a cloud, which snowed down upon the desert.



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  3. The painting of the woman with her ear to the wall is not Khione, but, is in fact, Thisbe. The myth of Thisbe is about her and her lover Pyramus who loved each other but were not allowed to. Since they lived next to each other in connected houses.
    So this painting depicts Thisbe talking with Pyramus through a crack or hole in the wall.
    For more details about this myth, see one of the following links: