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KOROS
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Κορος Koros Corus Insolence, Disdain,
Satiety, Surfeit

KOROS was the daimon (spirit) of satiety and surfeit, insolence and disdain. He was a son of Hybris (Excessive Pride) and brother of Dyssebia (Impiety).

PARENTS

HYBRIS (Pindar Olympian 13.10, Herodotus 8.77.1)


Pindar, Nemean Ode 13. 10 ff (trans. Conway) (Greek lyric C5th B.C.) :
"Far from their path they [Dike, justice and Eirene, peace] hold proud Hybris (Insolence) fierce-hearted mother of full-fed Koros (Disdain)."

Herodotus, Histories 8. 77. 1 (trans. Godley) (Greek historian C5th B.C.) :
"[Part of a prophecy issued by the Delphic oracle:] Divine Dike (Justice) will extinguish mighty Koros (Greed) the son of Hybris (Insolence) lusting terribly, thinking to devour all."


Sources:

  • Pindar, Odes - Greek Lyric C5th BC
  • Herodotus, Histories - Greek History C5th BC