CYANE

ΚΥΑΝΗ

1. A Sicilian nymph and playmate of Proserpina (Persephone), who was changed through grief at the loss of Proserpina into a well. The Syracusans celebrated an annual festival on that spot, which Heracles was said to have instituted. and at which a bull was sunk into the well as a sacrifice. (Diod. v. 4; Ov. Met. v. 412, &c.)

2. A daughter of Liparus was likewise called Cyane. (Diod. v. 7.)