Cronus changed into a stallion and mated with Philyra. Philyra gave birth to Chiron, the Centaur.[H45]
Another account tells that Philyra changed into a mare to hide from Cronus, but he changed himself into a stallion and found her.[H45]
Horrified when she gave birth to Chiron, she asked Zeus to change her into a lime-tree.[L11]

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