"Pale." A daughter of the Theban Amphion and Niobe. According to an Argive tradition, her original name was Meliboea, and she and her brother Amyclas were the only children of Niobe that were not killed by Apollo and Artemis. But the terror of Chloris at the death of her brothers and sisters was so great, that she turned perfectly white, and was therefore called Chloris. She and her brother built the temple of Leto at Argos, which contained a statue of Chloris also.1 According to an Olympian legend, she once gained the prize in the footrace during the festival of Hera at Olympia.2

Apollodorus3 and Hyginus4 confound her with Chloris, the wife of Neleus.



  1. Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 21.10.
  2. ibid. v, 16.3.
  3. The Library iii, 5.6.
  4. Fabulae, 10, 69.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.