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Agathodaemon

Ἀγαθοδαίμων or Ἀγαθὸς Δεὸς), the "Good God," a divinity in honour of whom the Greeks drank a cup of unmixed wine at the end of every repast. A temple dedicated to him was situated on the road from Megalopolis to Maenalus in Arcadia. Pausanias (8.36.3) conjectures that the name is a mere epithet of Zeus. (Comp. Lobeck, ad Phrynich. p. 603.)

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    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8.36.3
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