THESMOPHORUS

ΘΕΣΜΟΦΟΡΟΣ

Or Thesmia, that is, "the law-giver," a surname of Demeter and Persephone, in honour of whom the Thesmophoria were celebrated at Athens in the month of Pyanepsion (Herod. ii. 171, vi. 16 ; Aristoph. Thesm. 303), and to whom sanctuaries were also erected at Megara, Troezene, Pheneos, and other places. (Paus. i. 42. § 7, ii. 32. § 7, viii. 15. § 1, ix. 16. § 3, x. 33, in fin.)