Eunostus

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This article is about the goddess. For the hero, see Eunostus (hero).

In Greek mythology, Eunostus or Eunostos was a goddess whose image was set up in mills, and who was believed to keep watch over the just weight of flour.[1][2][3]

Promylaia ("the one that stands before/protects the mill") was another name for a goddess of the mills, who was worshipped in the same fashion as Eunostus.[4] Both Eunostus and Promylaia could actually have been mere epithets of Demeter.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hesychius of Alexandria s. v.
  2. ^ Eustathius on Homer, pp. 214, 1383
  3. ^ Suda s. v. Nostos
  4. ^ Suda s. v. Promylaia
  5. ^ Theoi Project - Eunostos

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.