(Ἀσκάλαβος; Askálabos). Son of Misme from Eleusis. When Misme gave Demeter the kykeon to drink while she was in search of her daughter, A. mocked the goddess who was drinking voraciously. She poured the rest of the drink over him and changed him into a spotted lizard (askálabos; Nic. Ther. 486 ff.; Ov. Met. 5,446-61; Ant. Lib. 24).
M. Forbes Irving, Metamorphosis in Greek Myth, 1990, 309f.
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