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EUNOSTOS
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Ευνοστος Eunostos Eunostus Good Yield (nostos)
Προμυλαια Promylaia Promylaea Before the Mill (mylê)

EUNOSTOS (or Eunostus) was the goddess of the flour mill. It is unclear whether the names Eunostos and Promylaia refer to a distinct goddess or if they are simply titles of the goddess Demeter.

PARENTS
Nowhere stated

ENCYCLOPEDIA

EUNOSTUS (Eunostos). A goddess of mills, whose image was set up in mills, and who was believed to keep watch over the just weight of flour. (Hesych. s. v.; Eustath. ad Hom. pp. 214, 1383.)

Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.


Suidas s.v. Nostos (trans. Suda On Line) (Byzantine Greek lexicon C10th A.D.) :
"Nostos: In common use ‘sweetening’, in the case of foods . . . But from nostos in the customary usage comes nostimon, ‘pleasant’, and Eunostos, a certain god, they say, of milling."

Suidas s.v. Promylaia :
"Promylaia: A goddess presiding over milling, whom they worshipped in mills, like Eunostos."


Sources:

  • Suidas - Byzantine Greek Lexicon C10th A.D.

Other references not currently quoted here: EUNOSTOS Hesychius s.v. Eunostus, Eustathius 214.18 & 1283.42; PROMYLAIA Pollux 1.180