Chrysothemis or Khrysothemis (//; Ancient Greek: Χρυσόθεμις, "golden law"), known as the attributes of the golden harvest as an agricultural demi-goddes. She is also the daughter of the goddess Demeter (earth mother) and Karmanor (carmanor, he who crops). Chrysothemis is a name ascribed to several characters in Greek mythology.
- Chrysothemis, a Hesperide pictured and named on an ancient vase together with Asterope, Hygieia and Lipara.
- Chrysothemis, daughter of Danaus. She married (and killed) Asterides, son of Aegyptus.
- Chrysothemis, wife of Staphylus, mother of Molpadia, Rhoeo and Parthenos. She was also said to have mothered Parthenos by the god Apollo.
- Chrysothemis, daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. Unlike her sister, Electra, Chrysothemis did not protest or enact vengeance against their mother for having an affair with Aegisthus and then killing their father. She appears in Sophocles's Electra.
- Chrysothemis, the first winner of the oldest contest held at the Pythian Games, the singing of a hymn to Apollo. He was a son of Carmanor, the priest who cleansed Apollo for the killing of Python.
- Smith (1873), "Chryso'themis" (1)
- Walters. p. 92
- Hyginus, Fabulae 170
- Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 5.62; Hyginus, Poetic Astronomy 2.25; Rigoglioso, p. 113; Smith (1873), "Rhoeo ", "Pa'rthenos "
- Hyginus, Poetical Astronomy, 2. 25
- Homer, Iliad, 9.287; Bibliotheca, Epitome 2.16
- Smith (1873), "Chryso'themis" (1); Pausanias, Description of Greece 10.7.2; Manas, p. 121; Avery, p. 284 Grimal, "Carmanor" p. 89
- Avery, Catherine B. The New Century Classical Handbook, Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1962. p. 284.
- Grimal, Pierre, The Dictionary of Classical Mythology, Wiley-Blackwell, 1996, ISBN 978-0-631-20102-1. "Carmanor"
- Manas, John H., Divination Ancient and Modern: An Historical Archaeological and Philosophical Approach to Seership and Christian Religion, Kessinger Publishing, 2004. ISBN 978-1-4179-4991-5. p. 121
- Pausanias, Pausanias Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1918. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library.
- Perseus Encyclopedia, "Chrysothemis"
- Rigoglioso, Marguerite, The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greece, Macmillan, 2009. ISBN 978-0-230-61477-2. p. 113.
- Smith, William; Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London (1873).
- Smith, William; A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London (1890).
- Walters, Henry Beauchamp and Samuel Birch, History of ancient pottery: Greek, Etruscan, and Roman, Volume 2, J. Murray, 1905. p.92.
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