In Greek mythology

  • Coronis ("crow" or "raven") ( Κορωνίς ), daughter of Phlegyas, King of the Lapiths, was one of Apollo's lovers. Pregnant with Asclepius, Coronis fell in love with Ischys, son of Elatus. A crow informed Apollo of the affair and he sent his sister, Artemis, to kill Coronis. Her body was burned on a funeral pyre, staining the white feathers of the crows permanently black. Apollo rescued the baby though and gave it to the centaur Chiron to raise. Phlegyas was irate and torched the Apollonian temple at Delphi and Apollo killed him.
  • Corinis was daughter of King Coronaeus of Phocis, she fled from Poseidon and was changed into a crow by Athena.

* Neptune Chasing Coronis , Giulio Carpioni, 165/70

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