Coronides

Greek - Daughters of Orion and Side. Their names were Metioche and Menippe. An oracle decreed that the sacrifice of two virgins was required to lift the famine that had descended on Orchomenus, so the two sisters killed themselves using the shuttles from their looms. They were placed in the heavens as comets. In some accounts two youths, known as the Coroni, rose from the ashes of their funeral pyre. Occasionally referred to as Coronides.

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