✨Random Deity Time✨
Today we’re talking about a certain cool Goddess
in hopes she’ll help chill out some current life situations and because she’s not talked about enough like many deities
❄️🌨Chione ; Khione🌨❄️
Chione, daughter of the North Wind Boreas (Aquilo) , and Oreithyia, the Goddess of chill Mountain Winds. She is the Goddess of:
- Snow clouds
- And Ice
It’s never stated if she has any sacred symbols sadly. So..
On to facts!
- Of her siblings, despite being the only full Goddess of the bunch, she is the least talked about. Her brothers Zetes & Calais - the Boreads - are famous for being demigod Argonauts. Her mortal sister Cleopatra - not the one you may be thinking of - became famous for being the wife of King Phineus of Thrace. But Chione herself, was rarely talked about 🥺
- The only myth she is mentioned in is in that of her son Eumolpus. By Poseidon (Neptune) she became the mother of Eumolpus. Fearing her fathers wrath, in order to protect the baby she ran to the sea and threw him in his fathers domain, in hopes Poseidon would save him. And Poseidon did, guiding his son to safe shore and later Eumolpus became not only one of the first priests of Demeter (Ceres) and Dionysus (Bacchus), but also a legendary King of Thrace. Among other feats.
- There are many Chione’s in Greek Mythology, which may play a role in why she wasn’t talked about as much. Or it’s possible some of them are the same Chione, but it’s not proven. The daughter of Daedalion who had a thing with Apollo & Hermes (Mercury), was also named Chione. There was a Chione who was changed into a snow cloud after unfortunate events - to say the least. Chione is even an alternate name for Boreas’ wife. And that’s not even all of them. This Chione however, is the only full Goddess among them all.