Persephone turning Ascalaphus into an Owl
Son of Acheron (the river of pain) and Orphne (an underworld nymph), Askalaphos was the orchardist of Hades. He told the other gods that Persephone had eaten a pomegranate in Hades.
He was punished by being changed into an owl. After being transformed into a screech owl, he became the familiar bird of Hades, King of the Underworld.