ANYTOS (Anytus) was one of the Kouretes (Curetes) or Titanes who was entrusted with the care of the young goddess Despoine in Arkadia. He was depicted as a warrior dressed in hoplite armour.
Presumably GAIA, though nowhere stated
A′NYTUS (Anutos), a Titan who was believed to have brought up the goddess Despoena. In an Arcadian temple his statue stood by the side of Despoena's. (Paus. viii. 37. § 3.)
Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Pausanias, Description of Greece 8. 37. 1 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"[From Akakesion (Acacesium) in Arkadia] it is four stades to the sanctuary of Despoine (Despoena) . . . On both sides of the throne [of the goddess] are images. By the side of Demeter stands Artemis . . . By the image of Despoine stands Anytos (Anytus), represented as a man in armour. Those about the sanctuary say that Despoine was brought up by Anytos, who was one of the Titanes (Titans), as they are called."
Pausanias, Description of Greece 8. 37. 1 :
"[In the sanctuary of Despoine near Akakesion :] The story of the Kouretes (Curetes) is represented under the images , and that of the Korybantes (Corybantes), a different race from the Kouretes, carved in relief upon the base, I know, but pass them by."
- Pausanias, Description of Greece - Greek Travelogue C2nd A.D.
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