Demophoon

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Demophoon [r]: From Greek mythology, the son of Metaneira who has the goddess Demeter, in disguise, serving as the boy's nanny; the goddess tries to immortalize the baby boy by burning him in the fire, but Metaneira interferes; the goddess, in anger, throws the baby down, the boy dies soon afterwards. This myth points to the huge inequality between gods and humans. [e]

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