), the angry or the terrifying, occurs as a surname of several divinities, such as Hecate or Persephone (Apollon. 3.861
; Tzetz. ad Lycoph.
1171), Demeter (Arnob. v. p. 170), and Cybele. (Theodoret. Ther.
1.699.) The Scholiast on Apollonius (l.c.
) gives a second derivation of Brimo from Βρόμος
, so that it would refer to the crackling of the fire, as Hecate was conceived bearing a torch.