EUNOSTUS

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1. A hero of Tanagra in Boeotia. He was a son of Elinus, and brought up by the nymph Eunoste. Ochne, the daughter of Colonus, fell in love with him; but he avoided her, and when she thereupon accused him before her brothers of improper conduct towards her, they slew him. Afterwards Ochne confessed that she had falsely accused him, and threw herself down a rock. Eunostus had a sanctuary at Tanagra in a sacred grove, which no woman was allowed to approach. (Plut. Quaest. Gr. 40.)

2. A goddess of mills, whose image was set up in mills, and who was believed to keep watch over the just weight of flour. (Hesych. s. v.; Eustath. ad Hom. pp. 214, 1383.)