GREEK MYTHOLOGY

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

CAENIS

Greek legendary mortal

Also known as CAENEUS

Sex-change Maiden Warrior.

CAENIS started off as a beautiful mortal maiden who was date-raped by POSEIDON. She was so traumatized that, for once in his life, POSEIDON felt guilty. He offered to make amends in any way he could. "I never want to go through that again," she said. "Turn me into a man."

Her wish was granted, the sex-change was performed, and she became an invulnerable warrior. Of course she — sorry, he — could not go around with a lady’s name. Everyone would talk. So he changed it to Caeneus and went off boar-hunting with the Argonauts.

Many battles later, Caeneus came up against some centaurs who, unable to kill him, buried him alive under a mountainous pile of rocks and tree trunks. But he simply flew off, having turned at last into a bird. Allegedly a female one.

CAENIS FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : CAENIS
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Both male and female
Type : legendary mortal
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : CAENEUS
Popularity index : 7594
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Article last updated on 12 February 2004 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Caenis: Greek legendary mortal (Greek mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 12 Feb. 2004. Web. 1 October 2014.

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