Ascalabus son of Misme (also known as Abas son of Metaneira) was changed by the Greek goddess Demeter into a lizard.
While searching for her daughter Persephone in Attica, Demeter came to the small thatched roof cottage of an old peasant woman named Misme. Misme offered the goddess a sweet barley drink of barley (pennyroyal and barley groats), and Demeter accepted.
It was all going well until Misme's son Ascalabus mocked the goddess for drinking so much, so quick. He laughed at her and ordered for a cask to be brought up. In response to his rudeness, Demeter threw what remained of her drink in his face and turned the boy into a lizard.
Antoninus Liberalis (2 CE) Metamorphoses, Greek
Ovid (1 BCE - 1 CE) Metamorphoses, Latin/Roman
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