Chariclo

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Chariclo (/kəˈrɪkl/ or /ˈkærɪkl/; Ancient Greek: Χαρικλώ, romanizedKhariklṓ, lit. 'graceful spinner';[1][2] ) is either of two nymphs in Greek mythology:

  • Chariclo, a nymph who was married the centaur Chiron and became the mother of Hippe, Endeïs, Ocyrhoe, and Carystus. In some accounts, she was described as the daughter of Apollo.[3] Chariclo together with her mother-in-law Philyra the Oceanid, were the nurses of the young Achilles.[4][5]
  • Chariclo, a nymph devotee of Athena, who became pregnant by a shepherd, Everes, giving birth to the prophet Tiresias. Tiresias was struck blind by Athena after seeing her naked. Chariclo begged Athena to give his sight back, but the goddess could not undo her curse. She gave her the gift of prophecy instead. Her husband Everes was a descendant of Udaeus, the Spartan.[6]

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