A Titan of the younger generation, believed to have brought up the goddess Despoena. Anytus was probably one of the Curetes, the guardians of the young Persephone (comparable to Despoena) in the Orphic Hymns. A statue of Anytus, represented as a man in armor, stood besides the image of Despoena in her sanctuary near Acacesium.


A statue of Anytus was located at the temple of Despoena at Lycouros. He was represented as wearing a hoplite armor and stood besides Despoena.



  • Pausanias. Description of Greece viii, 37.5.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.