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[550] μίν: i.e. Erechtheus who was worshipped with Athena since the two were considered the founders of the civilization of the country. cf. “ἀπάξουσι ἔτεος ἑκάστου τῇ Ἀθηναίῃ τε τῇ πολιάδι” (guardian of the city) “ἱρὰ καὶ τῷ Ἐρεχθέϊ” Hdt. v. 82.

ἱλάονται: cf. (“Πᾶνα”) “θυσίῃσι ἐπετέῃσι” (yearly) “καὶ λαμπάδι” (torch race) “ἱλάσκονται” Hdt. vi. 105.

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