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2. The god with the golden sword or arms. In this sense it is used as a surname or attribute of several divinities, such as Apollo (Hom. Il. 15.256), Artemis (Hdt. 8.77), and Demeter. (Hom. Hymn. in Cer. 4.) We find Chrysaoreus as a surname of Zeus with the same meaning, under which he had a temple in Caria, which was a national sanctuary, and the place of meeting for the national assembly of the Carians. (Strab. xiv. p.660; comp. Paus. 5.21.5; Steph. Byz. s. v. Χρυσαορίς.)


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