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Daduchos or Daduchus, or Dadouchos (/dəˈdjkəs/;[1] Ancient Greek: δᾳδοῦχος "torch-bearer", from δᾶις+ἔχω) is an epithet of Artemis, and notably of Demeter seeking her lost daughter (Persephone) with a torch. It was also an epithet of Hekate,[2] a goddess frequently associated with torches. This title was given in the Rhodes Island in Greece.[2] It was also the title of the second priest (ranking after the Hierophant) at the Eleusinian Mysteries, an office inherited in several families of Athens.


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