PHYTALUS

ΦΥΤΑΛΟΣ

An Eleusinian hero, who is said to have kindly received Demeter on her wanderings, and was rewarded by the goddess with a fig-tree (Paus. i. 37. § 2). To him the noble Athenian family of the Phytalidae traced their origin. (Plut. Thes. 12, 22.)