Asteria

Asteria

Asteria was a name given to a number of different beings in Greek mythology.

Asteria's Family

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's Role

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.

Asteria transforms to an island

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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Who was Asteria?

Asteria was a name given to a number of different beings in Greek mythology. Asteria's Family As a deity, however, the name refers to a Titan goddess, daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe and sister of Leto.

Who were the parents of Asteria?

The parents of Asteria were Coeus and Phoebe.

Who were brothers and sisters of Asteria?

Asteria had 1 siblings: Leto.

Who was the consort of Asteria?

Asteria's consort was Perses.

How many children did Asteria have?

Asteria had 1 child Hecate.

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