ἀνδρῶν: prob. limiting gen. with “ἀλωάς. — λικμώντων”: cf. “λικμητῆρος ἐρωῇ Ν” 590. The threshed grain was tossed into the air by a broad shovel (“πτύον Ν” 588), doubtless against the wind.
: the epithet seems to be borrowed from the ripened grain. cf. “φοινικόπεζαν Δάματρα
” Pind. Ol.
vi. 94 f., rubicunda Ceres Verg. Georg.
i. 297, flava Ceres ib.
96, where Servius says flava propter aristarum maturitatem. But many of the divinities and heroes had blonde hair.
: mentioned also “Β 696, Ξ 326, Φ 76, ε
” 125. She is not an important divinity in Homer. — The goddess is here said to do what men do in her service.