Chloris is a name attributed to various characters in Greek mythology.
One of the characters named Chloris was a nymph that lived in the Elysian Fields, the area of the Underworld where the worthy souls lived. She was abducted by the god of the west wind, Zephyrus, whom she later married. She also transformed a number of mythological figures into flowers, including Adonis, Attis, Crocus, Hyacinthus and Narcissus.
Another character with the same name was the daughter of Amphion, prince of Orchomenus. She married Neleus, king of Pylos, with whom she had a number of children, including Nestor, Alastor, and Pero. In other sources, it is mentioned that Odysseus met Chloris while descending in the Underworld.
Chloris may also refer to Meliboea, daughter of Niobe and another Amphion, and the only one that was spared by Apollo and Artemis when they killed her siblings; the gods had been provoked by her mother who had boasted she had more children that Leto. Meliboea turned to pale out of fear and took the name Chloris.
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