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Cyamites

Cyamites or Kyamites (Greek Κυαμίτης from κύαμος "bean") was a hero in ancient Greek religion, worshiped locally in Athens.[1][2]

His name has been interpreted[by whom?] as "the god of the beans and patron of the bean market", given that a bean market (κυαμῖτις) was reported by Plutarch[3] to have been situated on the same road not far from the sanctuary.

Kyamites was probably a name for Hadês.[4]

Notes

  1. ^ Photius, Lexicon, s. v. Kyamites
  2. ^ Plutarch, Lives of Ten Orators, 4
  3. ^ Moralia, 837c
  4. ^ "Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter". Karl Kerényi, Princeton University Publishing.

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