The daughter of Echetus, a tyrannical king of Epirus. When her father discovered that she had yielded to the embraces of her lover Aechmodicus, he blinded her with bronze spikes and mutilated Aechmodicus. Echetus locked Metope in a room and gave her iron barleycorns, promising to restore her sight, if she would grind them into flour.



  • Apollonius Rhodius. Argonautica iv, 1093.
  • Eustathius on Homer, p. 1839.
  • Homer. Odyssey xviii, 83 ff.; xx, 307.