Chrysothemis or Khrysothemis (/krɪˈsɒθɪmɪs/; Ancient Greek: Χρυσόθεμις, "golden law"), is a name ascribed to several characters in Greek mythology.[1]



  • 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.[7]


  1. Smith (1873), "Chryso'themis" (1)
  2. Walters. p. 92
  3. Hyginus, Fabulae 170
  4. Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 5.62; Hyginus, Poetic Astronomy 2.25; Rigoglioso, p. 113; Smith (1873), "Rhoeo ", "Pa'rthenos "
  5. Hyginus, Poetical Astronomy, 2. 25
  6. Homer, Iliad, 9.287; Bibliotheca, Epitome 2.16
  7. 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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