"Good council." According to Argive tradition, the son of Trochilus by an Eleusinian woman, and brother of Triptolemus. He was a swineherd whose animals were swallowed up by the earth when Hades abducted Persephone. The Orphici names Triptolemus and Eubuleus the sons of Dysaules. Because they gave Demeter information about her daughter the sowing of seed was her reward to them.


Eubuleus is depicted as a youth holding an Eleusinian Torch and welcoming Persephone when she returns from the underworld (representing the ploughed fields awaiting the return of spring).



  • Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 14.2-3.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.