Acratopotes

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In Greek mythology, Acratopotes (Greek: Ἀκρατοπότης), the drinker of unmixed wine, was a hero worshiped in Munychia in Attica.[1] According to Pausanias, who calls him simply Acratus, he was one of the divine companions of Dionysus,[2] who was worshiped at Attica.[3] Pausanias saw his image at Athens in the house of Polytion, where it was fixed in the wall.[4]

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  1. ^ Polemo, ap. Athen. ii. p. 39
  2. ^ Similar in name to Dionysus Acratophorus, the "unmixed wine" epithet by which Dionysus was worshiped in Phigaleia in Arcadia.
  3. ^ Pausanias, i. 2. § 4
  4. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Acratopotes", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 1, Boston, MA, p. 14 

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