), that is, the tearer up of the earth
1. A son of Triopas, who cut down trees in a grove sacred to Demeter, for which he was punished by the goddess with fearful hunger. (Callim. Hymn. in Cer.
34, &c.; Ov. Met. 8.738
, &c.) Müller (Dor.
2.10.3) thinks that the traditions concerning Triopas and Erysichthon (from έρευείρη
) belong to an agricultural religion, which, at the same time, refers to the infernal regions.