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Aristaeus

by Micha F. Lindemans
An ancient Greek pastoral deity, the son of Apollo and the nymph Cyrene, but also Uranus is mentioned as his father. Aristaeus was made immortal by Gaia. He is the patron of the hunt, agriculture, cattle, and especially bee-culture. Aristaeus also taught mankind how to cultivate olives.

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  • Pronunciation:
    air-i-stee'-uhs
  • Etymology:
    The best

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