Woman who lived
in a house by a river. She was the only human to refuse Hermes' invitation
to the great wedding of Zeus
and Hera. For this she
was punished by the gods, who had Hermes
topple her into the river. Her house fell into the river as well, on top of
her, and ever since then she was cursed to carry her house on her back and
forever be silent.
Chelona means tortoise in Greek.