"Averter of evil." The averter of evil, is a surname given by the Greeks to several deities, as — Zeus,1 — to Apollo, who was worshiped under this name by the Athenians, because he was believed to have stopped the plague which raged at Athens in the tine of the Peloponnesian war,2 — and to Heracles.3
- Orphic. De Lapidem Prooemium i.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 3.3; viii, 41.5.
- Lactantius, v, 3.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
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