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Agetor (Greek: Ἀγήτωρ), alternatively spelled Hegetor (Greek: Hγήτωρ) meaning Leader or Ruler was an epithet given to several Gods of Greek mythology,[1] primarily Zeus in the region of Lacedaemon.[2] The name probably describes Zeus as the ruler of Gods, humankind, and the Universe in general. Agetor was also an epithet of Apollo.[3] Finally, it was also an epithet applied to Hermes, who conducts the souls of men to the lower world. Under this name Hermes had a statue at Megalopolis.[4]


  1. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Agetor", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, p. 71 .
  2. ^ Stobaeus. Sermones, 42.
  3. ^ Euripides. Medea, 426.
  4. ^ Pausanias. Description of Greece, viii. 31. § 4.