Minerva & the Muses. Calliope tells story of Ceres, her daughter Proserpina, and Pluto’s abduction of Proserpina. Ascalaphus tattles on Proserpina’s eating in the underworld and becomes a screech-owl.
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The companions who were with Proserpina when she was abducted become Sirens – half bird/half women and beautiful singers
Story of Lyncus, King of Scythians, who tried to kill Triptolemus. Ceres turned him into a Lynx.
Arethusa helps Ceres find herdaughter and later we learn her story…pursued by the water god Alpheus, assisted by Diana, she changed into an underground stream. He followed and mingled his waters with hers.
Niobe, Queen of Thebes, wife of Amphion and daughter of Tantalus, insulted Leto (Latona) by boasting that she deserved worship more because she had more children (14).
Artemis and Apollo killing the children of Niobe
Niobe was turned to stone in her grief, returned to her homeland, Phrygia, and placed on a mountaintop.
Latona (as Ovid tells) was driven by the anger of Juno to wandering with her infants –some people who mocked and denied her water were turned into frogs.
Procne became a nightengale.
Philomela became a swallow.
Boreas pursuing his bride. Their sons were Zetes and Calais, who sailed with Jason.