), a divinity who was worshipped at Lacedaemon, and averted the anger of Zeus Hicesius for the crime committed by Pausanias. (Paus. 3.17.8
.) Epidotes, which means the "liberal giver," occurs also as a surname of other divinities, such as Zeus at Mantineia and Sparta (Paus. 8.9.1
; Hesych. s. v.
), of the god of sleep at Sicyon, who had a statue in the temple of Asclepius there, which represented him in the act of sending a lion to sleep (Paus. 2.10.3
), and lastly of the beneficent gods, to whom Antoninus built a sanctuary at Epidaurus. (Paus. 2.27.7