Azones // (Greek: Άζωνοι) in mythology, was a term anciently applied to gods and goddesses that were not the private divinities of any particular country or people. They were acknowledged as deities in every country, and worshipped in every nation. The word is etymologically derived from Greek for "without" and "country". The azones were to a degree above the visible and sensible deities, which were called zonei (Greek: Ζωναίοι), who inhabited some particular part of the world, and never stirred out of the district or zone that was assigned them.
- Chambers, Ephraim (1680-ca. 1740). Cyclopædia, or, An universal dictionary of arts and sciences: The First Volume (1728), Attachiamenta - azymus, pp. 170-184. (Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System 2003)
- Ahbel-Rappe, Sara (2010-06-25). Damascius' Problems and Solutions Concerning First Principles. Oxford University Press. p. 480. ISBN 9780199722310.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chambers, Ephraim, ed. (1728). "article name needed". Cyclopædia, or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (first ed.). James and John Knapton, et al.
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