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Hecălé

Ἑκάλη). A poor old woman who hospitably received Theseus when he had gone out to hunt the Marathonian bull, and offered to Zeus a sacrifice for the safe return of the hero. As she died before his return, Theseus decreed that the people of the Attic tetrapolis should offer a sacrifice to her and to Zeus Hecalesius. See Theseus.

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