Charnabon was the mythical king of the Getae, whose kingdom extended in Thrace. However, the precise location of his country remains unknown. Charnabon ruled the Getae when humanity first received grain. Demeter, happy at her daughter’s return from the Underworld, gave Triptolemus a chariot pulled by winged dragons and told him to travel across the earth and teach people the secrets of cereal agriculture. Triptolemus was a conscientious emissary and visited as many nations as possible. Charnabon received him warmly. He was thoroughly impressed by his chariots, which had one wheel to travel faster. Suddenly, the king changed his attitude and attempted to assassinate Triptolemus. First, he killed one dragon to ensure that Triptolemus would not escape and then planned an ambush to kill the young Eleusinian. Demeter, though, would have none of these shenanigans. She came to the kingdom of the Getae, brought a new dragon to replace the slain one, and severely punished the cruel king by offering him life so unbearable that he welcomed death. Then, to ensure that mortals would not forget his evil deed, she placed him among the stars as the constellation Ophiuchus, a man attempting to kill a dragon with his bare hands.