Ascalabus son of Misme (also known as Abas son of Metaneira) was changed by Demeter into a lizard after he mocked her.
Demeter had been searching for her daughter Persephone when she came to the home of Misme. Thirsty from her long search, Demeter downed the drink she'd been offered. Misme's son Ascalabus laughed at the goddess for drinking so much so quickly and ordered for a cask to be brought up for her. In response to his rudeness, Demeter turned the boy into a lizard.