PHILYRAAlso 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.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : PHILYRE
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