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I sec. d.C.

IGINO, De Astronomia, II, 40

HYDRA

Videtur enim rostro caudam eius extremam verberare, ut Istrus autem et complures tamquam sinat se ad crateram transire dixerunt Coronida Phlegyae filiam fuisse; hanc autem ex Apolline Aesculapiumprocreasse, sed postea Ischyn Elati filium cum ea concubuisse. Quod cum viderit corvus, Apollini nuntiasse; qui cum fuerit antea candidus, Apollinem pro incommodo nuntio eum nigrum fecisse et Ischyn sagittis confixisse.

 

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(…) Istrus and several others have said that the Crow [i.e. the constellation Corvus] was Coronis, daughter of Phlegyas. She bore Aesculapius to Apollo, but after Ischys, son of Elatus, had lain with her, the crow, which had noted it, reported it to Apollo. For his unpleasant news Apollo changed him to black instead of his former white color, and transfixed Ischys with his arrows."