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The ancient Greek Gods and Goddess contain a wealth of stories and legends, wrapped in Myths which typically provide a story with a morale code designed to influence the reader into behaviour as fitting Greek culture of the era.
In this article, we look at Limos and the myths and legends surrounding Limos, Limos relationship to and with other Greek Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.
She was the personification of Starvation, and hunger, she distressing to look at, or encounter. Ovid reports that she lived at the fathest end of Scythia, in a freezing, wasteland where nothing grew, although she was never far from her sister Famine, called Fames, by the Romans. She aids Demeter, when the mythical snake king Ersichthon of Thessaly cuts down Demeters sacred grove, killing one of her tree nymphs. As punishment Limos visits him while he sleeps and breaths into his mouth, filling his body with insatiable hunger. When he wakes he devours all he can find, but the more he eats, the more hungry he becomes, pretty soon he has sold all he ever owned to by food, but he was never satisfied, and the only thing he had left was his daughter called Mestra, so he sold her into slavery, but Poseidon who had been her lover visted her and gave her the ability to change her form at will, by which means she escaped and returned to her father, only for him to sell her again, this action was repeated several times, but then, either she did not return quick enough, or the continual hunger had unhinged his mind and he devoured himself.