The son of Metanira. He mocked the goddess Demeter when she came to his mother's house on her wanderings and drank eagerly to quench her thirst. Demeter punished him by changing him into a lizard. See also Ascalabus.



  • Comes Natalis, v, 14.
  • Nicander. Theriaca.
  • Ovid. Metamorphoses v, 450.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.