What is the earliest legend we know of, that involves someone (named or otherwise) being turned into an animal, or some terrible monster? This includes turning someone's unborn child into a monster, like the legend of the minotaur.

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    Lyacon from Greek mythology ?
    – user1385
    Feb 7, 2018 at 7:14
  • Demeter transformed Ascalabus into a lizard for mocking her sorrow and thirst during her search for her daughter Persephone. She also turned King Lyncus into a lynx for trying to murder her prophet Triptolemus.
    – Tom Sol
    Jul 14, 2019 at 21:43
  • Some info can be gathered from Wikipedia en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shapeshifting unfortunately I don't have time to make a satisfying answer anytime soon.
    – Tom Sol
    Jul 14, 2019 at 21:47


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