Yes, really. She’s also a Goddess of Writing, Healing and Perfume.
The daughter of OCEANUS and TETHYS, she cultivated many crafts, and taught mankind the art of paper-making. Once they’d gotten the hang of that it was time for handwriting lessons.
PHILYRA was wooed for a while by CRONUS. They horsed around together in the guise of horses to keep his wife RHEA from finding out. This had a knock-on effect and when her son CHIRON was born he was the first Centaur. Like his mum he was cultured, intelligent and shaped like a horse.
Article last updated on 15 January 2014
by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
Cite this article:
Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "PHILYRA: Goddess of Crafts from Greek mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 15 Jan. 2014. Web. 30 July 2014.