Marpessa

Greek - Daughter of Evenus and Alcippe. Her parents would not allow her to marry Idas so he borrowed Poseidon's magic chariot and abducted her. When Apollo, who also loved her, turned her into a kingfisher, Idas fought the god until Zeus parted them. She was asked to choose between the god and the mortal Idas and she chose Idas knowing that Apollo would be forever young while she grew older. When Idas was later killed, she committed suicide. Sometimes referred to as Marpessa, Choere, Choere, White Goddess, White Goddess, Artemis, Artemis Caryatis, Belili, Cybele, Demeter, Freya, Hag of the Mill, Ino, Leucippe, Olwen or Samothea.

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