Erysichthon is a character in a story Achelous tells Theseus as an example of what happens to those who scorn the gods. Erysichthon angers Ceres by chopping down her sacred forest, so she sets the curse of hunger on him. Unable to satiate his hunger, he sells his daughter Mestra as a slave to buy more food. He eventually eats himself to death.
Erysichthon Character Timeline in Metamorphoses
The timeline below shows where the character Erysichthon appears in Metamorphoses. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 8: Erysichthon
...thus deceives her enslaver, and he walks away. Mestra then resumes her normal shape. When Erysichthon sees that Mestra can change form, he sells her to enslaver after enslaver, but she... (full context)