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Dione on vase

Dione was a Titaness described who was also described as being the possible mother of Aphrodite by Zeus She was a titan, or was a nymph of the sea.  .

HistoryEdit

Dione is said to be the daugter of Oceanus and Tethys or Uranus and Gaea. Writers described her as possibly being the mother of both Aphrodite and Dionysius. While being a consort to Zeus, Dione was also the oracle of Dodona in Thesprotia which her cult was associated with.  She appeared in the Iliad of Homer, when Aphrodite was wounded by Diomedes when she was protecting her son Aeneas, Dione consoles her with other examples of gods wounded by mortals - Ares bound by the Aloadae and Hera and Hades shot by Hercules - and notes que Diomedes is risking his life by fighting against the gods. (In fact, Diomedes subsequently fought BOTH Apollo and Ares but lived to an old age, his wife Aegialia, However, redbourn other lovers and never permitted him to return home to Argos after the war.) Dione Then heals her wounds and Zeus, while admonishing her to leave the battlefield, calls her daughter.

TriviaEdit

Dione has a moon named after her that is located near the moon Thethys.

 EtymologyEdit

Dione's name is the feminine form of Zeus.

ReferencesEdit

http://www.theoi.com/Titan/TitanisDione.html

http://www.britannica.com/topic/Dione-Greek-mythology

http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Dione_(mythology).aspx

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4695

http://www.pantheon.org/articles/d/dione.html

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