Named in the Depths
KEUTHONYMOS (Ceuthonymus) was a mysterious god or spirit (daimon) of the underworld.
His name means either "Named in the Depths" or "Hidden Name" from the Greek words keuthos "depths" or "hidden" and nymos "name". Homer uses the word keuthos in the Iliad to describe the realm of Haides--hypo keuthesi gaiês, "lying in the depths of the earth"--and by Hesiod in the Theogony for the subterranean home of the monster Ekhidna.
Keuthonymos, father of Menoites, was perhaps the same as Iapetos, father of Menoitios. Iapetos was a Titan of the Tartarean pit and his son Menoites a Titan blasted into Erebos by Zeus.
MENOITES (Apollodorus 2.125)
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. 125 (trans. Aldrich) (Greek mythographer C2nd A.D.) :
"The keeper of Haides' cattle Menoites (Menoetes), son of Keuthonymos (Ceuthonymus)."
- Apollodorus, The Library - Greek Mythography C2nd A.D.
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