The daughter of Elatus. She was ravished by Poseidon who afterward promised to grant her anything she wished; she wished not to be a woman, so that nothing like this could ever happen to her again. The god granted her wish and she became the man Caeneus. In addition, Poseidon granted that as a man Caeneus would be protected from all wounds, and never fall to the sword. Caeneus, happy with his gifts, spent his time in manly pastimes, roaming the Thessalian fields.



  • Ovid. Metamorphoses xii, 146-209.