Caenis is a girl who was once raped by Neptune. Afterwards, Caenis demands that Neptune transform her into a boy so she’ll never be raped again. Caenis the man fights valiantly against the Centaurs in the battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs and is transformed into a bird after the Centaurs crush him under a pile of trees.
Caenis Character Timeline in Metamorphoses
The timeline below shows where the character Caenis appears in Metamorphoses. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 12: Caenis
Book 12: The Battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs