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PHILYRA

Greek Craft Goddess

Also known as PHILYRE

Goddess of Paper

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
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Crafts and Making
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : PHILYRE
Popularity index : 6122

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Article last updated on 15 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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