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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 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.
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