Physcoa came from Elis, and she was the mother of Narcaeüs by Dionysus. Her decidedly unpropitious name appears to derive from physce, which means 'large intestine', 'black pudding', 'sausage', in other words the embodiment of an ancient Greek haggis. Still, her paunchy state could perhaps be blamed on the bibulous father of her child, whose own name (Narcaeüs) seems to come from narce, 'stiffness', 'numbness'. This again is hardly an agreeable name.