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Adephagia (/ædiˈfiə/,[1] Ancient Greek: Ἀδηφαγία) in Greek mythology was the goddess and personification of gluttony.


Adephagia was only mentioned in one source, as having a temple on the island of Sicily, at which she was worshipped alongside Demeter.[2]

"It is said also that there is a temple in Sicily dedicated to Gluttony (Adephagia), and an image of Ceres Sitos (Demeter, the corn-giver)."[3]


  1. ^ Stedman, Thomas Lathrop (1922). A practical medical dictionary. New York: William Wood.
  2. ^ Aelian, Varia Historia 1.27
  3. ^ Aelian, Varia Historia 1.27 Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.


Further reading[edit]

  • David Whitehead, Observations on Adephagia (in Rheinisches Museum. 145, 2002 P 175-186) [1]