Euthenia

Euthenia[pronunciation?] was the ancient Greek female spirit of prosperity. Her opposite was Penia and her sisters entailed Eucleia, Philophrosyne, and Eupheme. Along with her siblings, she was regarded as a member of the younger Charites. According to the Orphic fragments, her parents were Hephaestus and Aglaea.[1]

Euthenia depicted in a garden.

She is also a part of the Egyptian and Roman pantheon. During Ptolemaic times, she became the consort of Nilus.[2] Her first appearance on Egyptian coins date back to the last decade of BC.[3]

On Roman coins, Euthenia is often compared to Abundantia, the personification of abundance and prosperity, and Annona, the personification of the grain supply to Rome.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orphica, Theogonies Fragments
  2. ^ "Curtis Chapter I". www.coinsofromanegypt.org. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  3. ^ Kákosy, László (1982). "The Nile, Euthenia, and the Nymphs". The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology. 68: 290–298. doi:10.2307/3821647. ISSN 0307-5133. JSTOR 3821647.
  4. ^ "Euthenia and Demeter - Elagabalus". sites.google.com. Retrieved 2020-04-07.