"Black Mare." A daughter of Chiron, is also called Evippe. Being with child by Aeolus I, she fled to Mount Pelion; but Chiron made search after her; and in order that her condition might not become known, she prayed to be metamorphosed into a mare. Artemis granted the prayer, and in the form of a horse she was placed among the stars.
Another account describes her metamorphosis as a punishment for having despised Artemis or divulged the counsels of the gods.1
- Aristophanes. Thesmophoriazusae, 512.
- Hyginus. Fabulae, 86.
- Pseudo-Eratosthene. Catasterisms, 18.
- 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.