). The Greek personification of riches; born in
Crete as the son of Demeter and her beloved Iasion or Iasius, whom Zeus, out of jealousy,
killed with lightning. He was supposed to have been blinded by Zeus, so that he might
distribute his gifts without choice (Plut.
90). In Thebes and Athens he was
represented as a child on the arm of Tyché and of Irené
(q.v.) (Pausan. i. 8, 2; ix. 16, 2; ix. 26, 8).