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Erysichthon

Ἐρυσίχθων). “Render of the earth.” The son of the Thessalian king Triopas, who cut down trees in a grove sacred to Demeter, for which he was punished by the goddess with a fearful hunger, that caused him to devour his own flesh (Ovid, Met. viii. 738; Callim. Hymn. in Dem. 34 foll.).

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