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Friday, April 12, 2013

K is for Khloris

This is a challenge to post every day in April (except on Sundays) blogging thematically from A to Z. Go HERE for details. My A-Z theme this year is Greek Mythology inspired by the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan that I recently read.  Please be aware that what I write is my interpretation of my findings and may not necessarily be accurate.

"As she talks, her lips breathe spring roses: I was Chloris, who am now called Flora." Ovid

Khloris, aka Chloris:

  • Goddess of flowers, a Nymph of the Islands of the Blessed.
  • She was the wife of Zephyros (the West-Wind), and the mother of Karpos (Fruit).
  • Spritely Greek goddess of the happy fields, in charge of buds, blooms and other springtime growth.
  • Name means, "greenish-yellow," "pale green," "pale," "pallid" or "fresh".
  • Believed to have dwelt in the Elysian Fields.
  • Roman authors equated her with the goddess Flora, suggesting that the initial sound of her name may have got altered by Latin speakers (a popular etymology).
  • Myths had it that she was abducted by (and later married) Zephyrus, the god of the west wind (which, as Ovid himself points out, was a parallel to the story of his brother Boreas and Oreithyia).
  • She was also thought to have been responsible for the transformations of Adonis, Attis, Crocus, Hyacinthus and Narcissus into flowers.

Gods Laid Bare


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Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami


  1. Hi from a fellow A-Z traveler! I only know of Chloris Leachman.

    1. Haha, I saw her name pop up when I was Googling. --Thanks for stopping by ..I'll look for your A-Zs.

  2. I love it that roses come out of her lips when she breathes. I love roses!

    1. Love roses too! Hadn't realize there's tons of different types too. --Thanks for swinging by.

    2. Yay, so glad you stopped by and I found your blog!! Super jazzed!!!


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