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ID: 901001960
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ia/901001960
Record Type: Character/Person

Callisto (Greco-Roman character)

Note: In Greek mythology, a nymph or a daughter of either Lycaon of Arcadia or of Nycteus or Ceteus. Callisto was one of the goddess Artemis’ huntress companions and swore to remain unwed. But she was loved by Zeus and, in several variations of the legend, was turned into a she-bear either by Zeus (to conceal his deed from Hera) or by Artemis or Hera (who were enraged at her unchastity).

Names:
Callisto (Greco-Roman character) (preferred,English-P,D,N)
Kallisto (Greco-Roman character) (English,U,N)
Καλλιστώ (Greco-Roman character) (Greek,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Legend, Religion, Mythology (P)
....<Greek iconography> (P)
........<Greek characters> (G)
............Callisto (Greco-Roman character) (I)
Related Iconography:
associated with .... Artemis
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek characters, Artemis (Greek deity)) [901000323]
lover of .... Zeus
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Greek iconography, Greek characters, Zeus (Greek deity)) [901000671]

Other Relationships:
role/characteristic is .... legendary character
.....(characters (people by activity), people by activity, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
culture/religion is .... Ancient Greek (culture or style)
.....(Aegean periods, Aegean, Mediterranean (Early Western World), Early Western World, styles, periods, and cultures by region, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
role/characteristic is .... hunter (people)
.....(people in agriculture or natural resource occupations, people by occupation, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
role/characteristic is .... nymph
.....(spirits (beings), people in religion, people in religion and related occupations, people in the humanities, people by occupation, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
culture/religion is .... Greco-Roman
.....(Ancient Italian, Mediterranean (Early Western World), Early Western World, styles, periods, and cultures by region, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name)) (AAT)

Sources:
Callisto (Greco-Roman character)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) sh 93007687
................Iconclass 2100 Browser (2009-) in in 92C3921 (story of) Callisto; 92C3921 (story of) Callisto
................J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
................Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
................Bowker, Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (1997)
Kallisto (Greco-Roman character)
................Wikipedia (2000-) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callisto_(mythology)
................J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
Καλλιστώ (Greco-Roman character)
................Wikipedia (2000-) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callisto_(mythology)
Iconography Record Sources:
................ Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) sh 93007687
................ Iconclass 2100 Browser (2009-) 92C3921 (story of) Callisto
................ Wikipedia (2000-) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callisto_(mythology)#/media/File:Fran%C3%A7ois_Boucher_-_La_Nymphe_Callisto,_s%C3%A9duite_par_Jupiter_sous_les_traits_de_Diane_(1759).jpg
................ Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) "Callisto," accessed 4 July 2017; "Callisto," accessed 15 June 2017

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