"Wide-ruling." A daemon of the lower world, concerning whom there was a tradition at Delphi, according to which, he devoured the flesh of dead human bodies, and left nothing but the bones.
Polygnotus represented him in the Lesche at Delphi, of a dark-blue complexion, showing his teeth, and sitting on the skin of a vulture.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece x, 28.4.
- 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.