STORY OF HOW TURTLES CAME TO BE

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STRAYKINGFISHER
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KHELONE (CHELONE-pronounced chelonee)

Greek: Celwnh Transliteration: Khelônê Translation: Tortoise

KHELONE was a Nymphe (probably one of the OREIADES) who haughtily refused to attend the wedding of Zeus and Hera. She was transformed into a tortoise by Hermes as punishment.

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\"For his wedding with Juno [Hera], Jupiter [Zeus] ordered Mercurius [Hermes] to invite all the gods, the men and the animals to the wedding. Everyone invited by Mercurius [Hermes] came, except for Chelone who did not deign to be there, mocking the wedding. When Mercurius noticed her absence, he went back down to the earth, threw in the river the house of Chelone that was standing over the river and changed Chelone in an animal that would bear her name. \'Chelone\' is said \'testudo\' (tortois)] in Latin.\" -Servius ad Virgil\'s Aeneid 1.505

From this webpage: http://66.90.77.92/Ouranos/Pitys.html
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nice story stray thanx:)
lol glad she didn\'t go:D
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You are welcome, I came across it while doing research on something else:D
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