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.
PHILYRA FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : PHILYRA
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : PHILYRE
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Crafts and Making
God of : Crafts
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Popularity index : 10049