The god with the golden sword or arms. In this sense it is used as a surname or attribute of several divinities, such as Apollo,1 Artemis,2 and Demeter.3

We find Chrysaoreus (Χρυσαορεύς) as a surname of Zeus with the same meaning, under which he had a temple in Caria, which was a national sanctuary, and the place of meeting for the national assembly of the Carians.



  1. Homer. Iliad xv, 256.
  2. Herodotus. Histories viii, 77.
  3. Homer. Hymn to Demeter, 4.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Stephanus of Byzantium, s.v. Χρυσαορίς.
  • Strabo. Geography xiv, p. 660; comp. Pausanias. Description of Greece v, 21.5.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.