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ἐφεστίου Διὸς, the god of the domestic “ἑστία”. In Her. 1. 44 the “Ἐπίστιος Ζεύς” is the god who punishes a wrong done to the hearth by an abuse of hospitality. Cp. Eustath. p. 1930. 28 “ἐν τῇ κατ᾽ οἶκον ἑστίᾳ Δΐ ἐγίνοντο θυσίαι, ὃν οἱ μὲν ἄλλοι ἐφέστιον, Ἡρόδοτος δὲ Ἰωνικῶς λέγει ἐπίστιον”.

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