Commonly depicted with a coat of fox fur covering his back, he is a sly parasite that feasts on dead pickings.
Lord of the Flies
Description: Large deep eyes, sharpened teeth, blackish blue skin. He wears the fur of a fox on his back and moves around in a crouched position.
The personification of death ordained with the Great Cross of the Order of the Fly, allows such titles as ‘Lord of the flies’ and ‘Prince of the dead’. This demons tastebuds leave a lot to be desired as Eurynomus (also Eurynomos) is said to feed off the rotting flesh of corpses. His body colouration reflects that of a meat fly, relative to his actions. Commonly depicted as crouched on the skin of a vulture with a coat of fox fur covering his back, he is a sly parasite that feasts on dead pickings.
Eurynomus is sometimes identified with Hades or Orcus in Roman mythology and is sometimes said to be a servitor of Hecate and acknowledged through paganism.
He is a glutton of epic proportion and it is said that he grew a second mouth so he could eat vast amounts at vast speed. Eurynomus apparently never speaks and only moves to feast or lick his lips in anticipation of his next intake of rotting flesh.
Eurynomus is also the name given to a Greek divinity, which created the cosmos. She was dethroned by Rhea and was thrown in the ocean or Tartaros, which is of course one of the rivers linked with the Underworld.
Some villages changed their funerary customs to avoid their deceased loved ones becoming food. Many churches would only cremate corpses to better protect and honour their dead.