In Greek lore, a high-ranking Demon of Hades. The Greek geographer Pausanias (second c. C.E.) said in Description of Greece that the oracles at Delphi described Eurynomus as a flesh-eating Demon who strips corpses down to the bone. His color is black-blue like that of flies, and he has sharp teeth and sits on the skin of a vulture. Later European Demonologists described Eurynomus as a “prince of death” who has a body covered with sores, long teeth, and fox-skin clothing.
– Collin de Plancy, Jacques. Dictionary of Witchcraft. Edited and translated by Wade Baskin. Originally published as Dictionary of Demonology. New York: Philosophical Library, 1965.
– Luck, Georg. Arcana Mundi: Magic and the Occult in the Greek and Roman Worlds. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985.
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