Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

CYRENE

Greek legendary mortal

Also known as Kyrene

Lion-taming Queen of Cyrene

Although the daughter of a king (Hypseus), her ancestry included Nymphs and Gods. She liked nothing better than running through the woods hunting dangerous beasts.

When Apollo saw her grappling with a lion, he got very excited and whisked her away in his chariot to Libya. She soon founded the town of Cyrene in Africa and later gave birth to Aristaeus.

Cyrene Facts and Figures

Name: Cyrene
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Kyrene

Gender: Female
Type: legendary mortal
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1079

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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