Cyamites

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Cyamites or Kyamites (Greek Κυαμίτης from κύαμος "bean") was a hero in ancient Greek religion, worshiped locally in Athens. He had a sanctuary (heroon) on the sacred road to Eleusis.[1][2][3]

His name has been interpreted as "the god of the beans and patron of the bean market", given that a bean market (κυαμῖτις) was reported by Plutarch[4] to have been situated on the same road not far from the sanctuary.

Notes

  1. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1. 37. 4
  2. ^ Photius, Lexicon, s. v. Kyamites
  3. ^ Plutarch, Lives of Ten Orators, 4
  4. ^ Moralia, 837c

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