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1. A daughter of the Theban Amphion and Niobe. According to an Argive tradition, her original name was Meliboea, and she and her brother Amyclas were the only children of Niobe that were not killed by Apollo and Artemis. But the terror of Chloris at the death of her brothers and sisters was so great, that she turned perfectly white, and was therefore called Chloris. She and her brother built the temple of Leto at Argos, which contained a statue of Chloris also. (Paus. 2.21.10.) According to an Olympian legend, she once gained the prize in the footrace during the festival of Hera at Olympia. (Paus. 5.16.3.) Apollodorus (3.5.6) and Hyginus (Hyg. Fab. 10, 69) confound her with Chloris, the wife of Neleus.

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    • Pseudo-Apollodorus, Library, 3.5.6
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2.21.10
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 5.16.3
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