Agetor

Agetor

Agetor (Ancient Greek: Ἀγήτωρ) was an epithet given to seve­ral gods of Greek mythology, for instance, to Zeus at Lacedaemon. The name seems to describe Zeus as the leader and ruler of men, although others think that it is synonymous with another epithet of Zeus: Agamemnon. Agetor was also an epithet of Apollo, although some writers, such as Peter Elmsley, think this epithet was not Agetor but Hagetor (ἁγήτωρ). Finally, it was also an epithet applied to Hermes, who conducts the souls of men to the lower world. Under this name Hermes had a statue at Megalopolis.

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