Asteria (Titaness) of nocturnal oracles and falling stars

Asteria was a name given to a number of different beings in Greek mythology. As a deity, however, the name refers to a Titan goddess, daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe and sister of Leto. She was married to the Titan Perses, and had a daughter, Hecate.Asteria was the goddess of nocturnal oracles and shooting stars.Zeus pursued her, but Asteria instead turned into a quail and fell into the Aegean to escape. As a result, she transformed into Ortygia, the quail island, which was later linked to the island of Delos.

See Also: Titans, Coeus, Phoebe

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Ἀστερία (Astería)[1]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures (Other Titans) Titaness of nocturnal oracles and falling stars.


330px-Pergamonmuseum_Pergamonaltar_27In Greek mythology, Asteria (/əˈstɪəriə/; Ancient Greek: Ἀστερία, “of the stars, starry one”) was a name attributed to the following eleven individuals: the daughter of Coeus, an Amazon woman, Heliad, Danaid, Alkyonides, the Consort of Phocus, the consort of Bellerophon, the daughter of Coronus, the daughter of Teucer, an Athenian maiden, and a character in the opera “Telemaco”. Each of these is detailed below.

Asteria was the daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe and sister of Leto.[1] According to Hesiod, by Perses she had a daughter Hecate.[2]

The Titan goddess of nocturnal oracles and falling stars, Asteria flung herself into the Aegean Sea in the form of a quail in order to escape the advances of Zeus, and became the “quail island” of Ortygia.[3] This then became identified with the island of Delos, which was the only piece on earth to give refuge to the fugitive Leto when, pregnant with Zeus’s children, she was pursued by vengeful Hera.[4]

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Asteria (Titaness) of nocturnal oracles and falling stars
Name Asteria (Titaness) of nocturnal oracles and falling stars
Parents

Siblings

Name Birth Death
Leto (Titaness) of motherhoodasdasds   
Lelantos (Titan) of airasdasds   

References

References
1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures

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