In Greek mythology, Soter was the spirit (daimon) of safety, preservation and deliverance from harm. He was said to be the brother and husband of Praxidike and by her the father of Ktesios, Arete and Homonoia. (Note that both Soter and Ktesios were also cult titles of Zeus). Another source says that Soter was the husband of Peitharchia and father of Eupraxia.
Soteria (Σωτηρία), personification of the abstract concept of safety and salvation, was also worshipped by the Greeks. She had a sanctuary in Patrae, which was believed to have been founded by Eurypylos of Thessaly.
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|Σωτήρ||Sôtêr||Soter||Deliverance, Safety, Preservation|