"Opportunity, Advantage." The personified god of opportunity, luck, and favorable moments. At Olympia, close to the stadium there were two altars; one was called the altar of Hermes of the Games, the other the altar of Opportunity (Caeros). According to Pausanias, a hymn to Opportunity was one of the poems of Ion of Chios, and in the hymn Opportunity is made out to be the youngest child of Zeus.


Caerus was portrayed as a youth with a bald head and a single lock of hair on his forehead (which means that opportunity must be grasped as it approaches).



  • Pausanias. Description of Greece v, 9.9.