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KARMANOR
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Καρμανορ Karmanor Carmanor Cut, Crop, Shear

KARMANOR (or Carmanor) was the Cretan demi-god of the harvest. His name was derived from karma a form of the verb keirô, "to cut," crop or shear. Karmanor was the Cretan consort of the goddess Demeter. She bore him a son Euboulos, god of ploughing, and Khrysothemis, goddess of the harvest. Another daughter was named Akakallis, "the daffodil." His grand-daughter Karme shared his name and function.

Karmanor was probably identified with Iasion, another consort of Demeter, whose story Hesiod, for one, also locates in Krete.

PARENTS
Nowhere stated
OFFSPRING
EUBOULOS, KHRYSOTHEMIS (Pausanias 2.30.3 , 10.7.2 & 10.16.5)

ENCYCLOPEDIA

CARMA′NOR (Karmanôr), a Cretan of Tarrha, father of Eubulus and Chrysothemis. He was said to have received and purified Apollo and Artemis, after they had slain the monster Python, and it was in the house of Carmanor that Apollo formed his connexion with the nymph Acacallis. (Paus. ii. 7. § 7, 30. § 3, x. 16. § 2, 7. § 2; comp. Müller, Dor. ii. 1. § 5, 8. § 11.)

Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.


Pausanias, Description of Greece 2. 30. 3 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"The Kretans (Cretans) say, the story of Aphaia [Britomartis] is Kretan, and that Karmanor (Carmanor), who purified Apollon after he killed Pytho, was the father of Euboulos (Eubulus)."

Pausanias, Description of Greece 10. 7. 2 :
"Khrysothemis (Chrysothemis) of Krete (Crete), whose father Karmanor (Carmanor) is said to have purified Apollon."

Pausanias, Description of Greece 10. 16. 5 :
"On the mountains of Krete (Crete) there is still in my time a city called Elyros. Now the citizens sent to Delphoi a bronze goat, which is suckling the babies, Phylakides and Philanderos. The Elyrians say that these were children of Apollon by the nymph Akakallis (Acacallis) [perhaps the same as Khrysothemis], and that Apollon mated with Akakallis in the house of Karmanor (Carmanor) in the city of Tarrha."


Sources:

  • Pausanias, Description of Greece - Greek Travelogue C2nd A.D.