Dione was the Titan goddess of the oracle of Dodona in Thesprotia, and according to some myths, the mother of Aphrodite by Zeus. Her name is simply the feminine form of Zeus (Dios).
Dione was described as “the temple associate” of Zeus at Dodona. The three elderly prophetesses of the shrine, known collectively as the Peleiades, were probably her priestesses. These women were named “the Doves” after the sacred bird of Dione’s daughter Aphrodite, who also possessed a temple at the shrine. Dione’s Titan sisters were also oracular goddesses: Phoebe possessed Delphi, Mnemosyne Lebadeia, and Themis Delphi and Dodona.