νήφων ἀοίνοις; the austere wanderer lights first on the shrine of the austere goddesses (“ὡς αἰεὶ τὸν ὁμοῖον ἄγει θεὸς ὡς τὸν ὁμοῖον”); νήφων implying the thought that he has been in a manner consecrated to suffering. Water, and honey mixed with milk (“μελίκρατον”), formed the “χοὰς ἀοίνους, νηφάλια μειλίγματα” (Aesch. Eum. 107) of the Furies. Pollux 6. 26 “τὸ γὰρ νηφαλιεύειν τὸ νηφάλια θύειν ἔλεγον, ὅπερ ἐστὶ τὸ χρῆσθαι θυσίαις ἀοίνοις, ὧν τὰς ἐναντίας θυσίας οἰνοσπόνδους ἔλεγον”. Photius s. v. νηφάλιοι θυσίαι, “ἐν αἷς οἶνος οὐ σπένδεται, ἀλλὰ ὕδωρ καὶ μελίκρατον”.
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