Greek mythology, Celaeno IPA|/sɪˈliːnɵʊ/ (sometimes Calaeno or Kelaino) referred to several different beings.
*Celaeno was a
harpywhom Aeneasencountered at Strophades. She gave him prophecies of his coming journeys. She was one of three sisters, each of whom represented a different aspect of a great storm. Her name means "darkness" or "blackness". She was described as the lover of the west wind, Zephyrus, and with him bore the talking horses of Achilles, Balius and Xanthus. She was also sometimes known as Podarge("fleet foot"). The harpy Celaeno also appears as a captive of a traveling witch's Midnight Carnival, in the Peter S. Beagleclassic fantasy novel, The Last Unicorn.
*One of the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, was also called Celaeno. She was married to
Poseidonand with him mother of Lycus, Nycteus, Eurypylus, and possibly Triton. She was also said to be mother of Deucalionby Promethius.
*One of the
Danaids, the daughters of Danaus. Her mother was Crino. She married Hyperbius, son of Aegyptusand Hephaestine. [ Apollodorus. "Library", [http://www.theoi.com/Text/Apollodorus2.html 2.1.5] .]
*Celaeno was an amazon. She was killed by
Heracleswhilst he was undertaking the ninth labour. [ Diodorus Siculus. "Library of History", [http://www.theoi.com/Text/DiodorusSiculus4A.html 4.16.3] .]
In the Works of H.P. Lovecraft
Celaeno is an extradimensional location in the
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