The daughter of Daedalion who was of such beauty that both Apollo and Hermes desired her. Apollo chose to wait until nightfall to sleep with the girl, but Hermes used his wand to charm her into sleep and came to her first, during the day. Chione bore twins — Philammon to Apollo, and Autolycus to Hermes.

Chione's beauty led to vanity and pride. She began to criticize Artemis' beauty and boasted her own, and so Artemis killed her. Her grieving father threw himself off a rock of Parnassus, but during his fall Apollo changed him into a hawk.

She is also called Philonis.



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  • Hyginus. Fabulae, 200.
  • Ovid. Metamorphoses xi, 300 ff.