"Hunger." The emaciated personification of hunger, famine, and starvation. She is described by Hesiod1 as the offspring of Eris or Discord. A poetical description of Limus occurs in Ovid,2 and Virgil3 places it, along with other monsters, at the entrance of Orcus. The Romans called her Fames.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
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