The most high, occurs not only as an epithet of Zeus in poetry,1 but as a real surname of the god. An altar of Zeus Hypatus existed at Athens in front of the Erechtheium; and it was not allowed to offer up to him any thing alive or libations, but only cakes.2
- Homer. Iliad viii, 31, xix, 258.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 26.6; viii, 2.1.
- ibid. iii, 17.3.
- ibid. ix, 19.3.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.