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Chaonian Bird

(The ). The dove. So called because it delivered the oracles of Chaonia (Dodona).

But the mild swallow none with toils infest,
And none the soft Chaonian bird molest.

Ovid: Art of Love, ii.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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