Coronidian Maidens

Coronidian Maidens in Greek mythology, were Metioche and Menippe, the daughters of Orion, both endowed by Minerva with wisdom and rare beauty. When their father had been killed by Diana, a pestilence broke out. The oracle, on being consulted, declared that, in order to atone to the subterranean deities, two maidens must be sacrificed. Then Metioche and Menippe offered themselves as victims, but Pluto changed them into two comets. A temple of the Coronidian Maidens was built by the AEolians.

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