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In "Greek mythology, Eurynomos ("/jʊəˈrɪnəməs/; "Greek Εὐρύνομος; "Latin Eurynomus) was the netherworld "daimon (spirit) of rotting corpses dwelling in the "Underworld.[1] Eurynomos is either a minor figure whose associated literature is lost to time, or possibly an invention by the painter "Polygnotos. The sole piece of evidence concerning him is the following paragraph by "Pausanias:

[In a painting of "Hades by Polygnotos at "Delphoi, "Phocis]: Eurynomos, said by the Delphian guides to be one of the daimones of "Hades, who eats off all the flesh of the corpses, leaving only their bones. But "Homer’s "Odyssey, the poem called the Minyad, and the Returns, although they tell of Hades and its horrors, know of no daimon called Eurynomos. However, I will describe what he is like and his attitude in the painting. He is of a colour between blue and black, like that of meat flies; he is showing his teeth and is seated, and under him is spread a vulture’s skin.[2]

Eurynomos is mentioned in the "Satanic Bible, where the name is misspelled as "Euronymous".


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Eurynomos also refers to the following figures in Greek mythology:

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  1. ^ "Smith, William; "Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London (1873). "Eurynomus"
  2. ^ "Pausanias, Description of Greece, 10.28.7
  3. ^ "Homer, "Odyssey, 2.22; 22. 242
  4. ^ "Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca, Epitome of Book 4, 7. 30
  5. ^ Ovid, "Metamorphoses, 12.311
  6. ^ "Scholia on "Euripides, Phoenician Women, 1760
  7. ^ "Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 4. 69. 2
  8. ^ "Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy, 1. 530

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