2. The Dodonaean Zeus
) possessed the most ancient oracle in Greece, at Dodona in Epeirus, near mount Tomarus (Tmarus or Tomurus), from which he derived his name. (Hom. Il. 2.750
; Hdt. 2.52
; Paus. 1.17.5
; Strab. v. p.338
, vi. p. 504; Verg. Ecl. 8.44
.) At Dodona Zeus was mainly a prophetic god, and the oaktree was sacred to him ; but there too he was said to have been reared by if the Dodonaean nymphs (Hyades; Schol. ad Hom. Il.
18.486; Hygin. Fab. 182 ; Ov. Fast. 6.711
3.314). Respecting the Dodonaean oracle of Zeus, see Dict. of Ant. s. v. Oraculnm.