Greek - One of the Oceanids. Mother of Chiron by Cronus. She was seduced by Cronus who, when Rhea caught them together, changed both Philyra and himself into horses. The result was that her son turned out to be a Centaur, Chiron. In horror at the sight of her offspring, she prayed for deliverance and was turned into a linden tree. Some say she lived with Chiron in his cave and helped him in his work as tutor. Also identified as Philyra.

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