), a festival with a torch race celebrated at Corinth in
honour of Athena as a goddess of fire. (Schol. Pind. Ol.
13.56; Athen. 15.678
s. v. Ἑλλωτίς.
A festival of the same name was celebrated in Crete, in honour of Europa. The
from which the festival
derived its name, was, according to Seleucus (ap. Athen. l.c.
), a myrtle garland twenty cubits in circumference, which was
carried about in the procession at the festival of the Ellotia. (Compare
Hesych. and Etym. M.
s. v. Ἑλλώτια.