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Carmanor


Carmanor or Karmanor (Greek: Καρμάνωρ) was a Cretan demi-god related to the harvest; his name might derive from keiro, "to cut/shear" (but see below). He was the Lord of Tarrha, Crete (in the Greek Aegean) and the Cretan consort to Demeter in Greek mythology, with whom he had a son, Euboulos, the patron of ploughing, and another son Chrysothemis, a singer.

Carmanor's granddaughter, who shares the same powers and function and name origin, was named Karme (Carme). The name Karmanor could contain a reference to her name, simply meaning "the man of Karme", an epithet with the masculine -or suffix describing his role; Karmanor was a double of Iacchus, the consort of Demeter, and was the purifier of Apollo after he had slain the earth-dragon Pytho, that possessed Delphi. "The name does not appear to be Greek", observed Walter Burkert of Karmanor.

Carmanor is considered by some to be identified with Iasion, another consort of Demeter who is located in Crete.

Carmanor is also the name of a probably unrelated character only known from a very late story, the son of Dionysus and Alexirrhoe. He was said to have been killed by a boar during hunt, and the Lydian mountain Tmolus had allegedly been named "Carmanorium" after him before receiving its newer name.



  • Karl Kerenyi, Hermes Guide of Souls: the Mythologem of the Masculine Source of Life, 1970
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