In Greek mythology, Celaeno (Template:Pron-en; sometimes Calaeno, Celeno or Kelaino from Κελαινώ, lit. 'the dark one') referred to several different beings.

  • Celaeno or Celeno was a monster, a harpy whom Aeneas encountered 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 known as Podarge ("fleet foot"). The harpy Celaeno also appears as a captive of a traveling witch's Midnight Carnival, in the Peter S. Beagle classic fantasy novel, The Last Unicorn.
  • Celaeno was an amazon. She was killed by Heracles whilst he was undertaking the ninth labour.[2]

In the Works of H.P. Lovecraft Edit

Celaeno is an extradimensional location in the Cthulhu Mythos.

Other appearances Edit

References Edit

  1. Apollodorus. Library, 2.1.5.
  2. Diodorus Siculus. Library of History, 4.16.3.

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