Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: PHILYRE

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

In charge of: Crafts and Making
Area of expertise: Crafts

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 388

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

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