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Ασκαλαβος

When Demeter was searching far and wide for her daughter she passed through Attica. She was very thirsty and a woman called Misme gave her a drink; she swallowed it in one gulp, so eagerly that Misme's small son Ascalabus burst out laughing. Demeter was so annoyed that she threw the rest of the water over him and the little boy became a spotted lizard.

{E2 DICTIONARY OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY}

Table of Sources:
- Antoninus Liberalis, Met. 24
- Ovid, Met. 5, 446ff.

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