The Propoetides were girls from Amathus, a city on the south coast of Cyprus with a famous temple of Aphrodite. They denounced Aphrodite's divinity and because of the goddess' divine anger, they became public prostitutes and, as they lost their sense of shame, turned into stone. They are sung of by Orpheus.



  • Lactantius Placidus. Narrationes Fabularum Ovidianarum, 7.
  • Ovid. Metamorphoses x, 220-242.