Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

CHELONE

Greek Delayed Goddess

Also known as Khelone

Picture of the Greek Delayed Goddess Chelone from our Greek mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Tardy Tortoise Goddess

She never got to the wedding of Zeus and Hera, claiming she never received her invitation.

Hermes, on personal postal duty as Messenger of the Gods, felt this to be a personal affront and changed her into a tortoise. So now she can never leave home for any event.

This is probably the deity to blame for transport delays and late arrivals. She apologizes for the inconvenience.

Chelone Facts and Figures

Name: Chelone
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Khelone

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Delay and Tardiness
Area of expertise: Lateness, Delay

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 1955

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Article last revised on November 20, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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