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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