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Apollo Abaeus (Greek: Ἀβαῖος) was a toponymic epithet of the Greek god Apollo, derived from the town of Abae in Phocis,[1] where the god had a rich temple renowned for its oracles,[2][3][4] which were said to have been consulted by Croesus and Mardonius, among others.[5] This temple of Apollo Abaeus was destroyed by the Persians in the invasion of Xerxes, and a second time by the Boeotians. It was rebuilt by Hadrian.[6]


  1. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867). "Abaeus". In Smith, William. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. Boston. p. 1. 
  2. ^ Hesychius of Alexandria. s.v. Ἄβαι
  3. ^ Herod, viii. 33
  4. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece x. 35. § 1, &c.
  5. ^ Bell, Robert E. (1989). Place-Names in Classical Mythology. ABC-CLIO. p. 1. ISBN 0-87436-507-4. 
  6. ^ Smith, William (1850). A New classical dictionary of biography, mythology, and geography. London: John Murray. p. 1.