θεῖον epic epithet of kings and chiefs, as in Il. of Achilles, Odysseus, Oileus, Thoas, etc., also of heralds, and in Od. of minstrels, as “δῖος” Hom. Od. 16.1 of Eumaeus: Plat. Phaedrus 234d “συνεβάκχευσα μετὰ σοῦ τῆς θείας κεφαλῆς” （ “your worship ”）.
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