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Acoetes

by Micha F. Lindemans
The helmsman of a Greek ship on which the god Dionysus, disguised as a beautiful youth, was taking passage. When the sailors tried to abduct the youth, Acoetes recognized the god and resisted against their plan. Dionysus revealed himself and turned the sailors into dolphins. Acoetes was spared and made priest on Naxos.

Ovid III, 696.


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  • Also known as:
    Akoites

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