). A festival held at Athens in the middle of
the month Elaphebolion. It is doubtful whom it originally commemorated, and the ancients
themselves disputed this question— whether it was in honour of Pandion
(q.v.), Pandia, the moon-goddess, or Zeus, the all-divine.
Hermann regards it as the feast of the old tribe Dias; Welcker inclines to the Zeus
hypothesis; and Mommsen and Preller think it originated in the worship of
Pandia=Selené. (See Selené
Cf. Mommsen, Heort.
pp. 61, 389, 396; and Preller, Griech.
, i. 347.