Greek - Wife of king Celeus. Mother of Abas, Demophoon, Eubuleus, Iambe and Triptolemus. When Demeter who, in the guise of an old woman, had been employed as wet-nurse, plunged Metaneira's son into the fire to make him immortal, Metaneira snatched the child away. In some stories the boy was Demophoon, in others Triptolemus; in some he died, in others he survived but did not become immortal. Sometimes known as Metaneira, Metanira or Metanira.

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