A surname of Demeter in Elis, which was derived either from the earth having opened (Χαίνειν) at that place to receive Pluto, or from one Chamynus, to whom the building of a temple of Demeter at Elis was ascribed.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece vi, 21.1.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.