The daughter of Phlegyas of Larissa, king of the Lapiths. She lived on the shores of Lake Beobis in Thessaly. She was loved by Apollo and became by him the mother of Asclepius. Even while carrying his child, Coronis was unfaithful to the god. Ravens reported her adulterous actions to Apollo and he killed her (or, according to others, she was killed by Artemis). Before the body was consumed on the funeral pyre, Apollo rescued the infant Asclepius.



  • Ovid. Fasti, 1.291.
  • Scholiast on Pindar's Pythian Odes, iii, 14, 48, 50.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.