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Greek Gods and Goddess: Chimaera

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Introduction to Chimaera

The ancient Greek Gods and Goddess contain a wealth of stories and legends, wrapped in Myths which typically provide a story with a morale code designed to influence the reader into behaviour as fitting Greek culture of the era.

In this article, we look at Chimaera and the myths and legends surrounding Chimaera, Chimaera relationship to and with other Greek Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.

About Chimaera

Was a child of Typhon and Echidne, but I reality she was the personification of the three-season year, Spring the goat, Summer the Lion, and serpent of winter. She plays a small role in the blinding of Dapnis [laurel], a son of Hermes, who wed a nymph called Nomia, who made him swear an oath of fedility, which if he broke, she said she would blind him. Chimaera got him drunk and seduced him; and Nomia [grazer] duely blinded him, Dapnis did not lament his loss for long as Hermes turned him to stone. For greater insight and analysis see the story of Bellerophon

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