"Savior." A surname of Zeus. A bronze statue of Zeus Saotes stood at Thespia, to commemorate the deliverance of the Thespiaean dragon. Another sanctuary of Zeus Savior stood at Troezen and was made by Aetius, the son of Anthas, when he was king.

Saotes occurs also as a surname of Dionysus, whose seated wooden image was located in a temple near Mount Pontinus in Corinth.1



  1. Description of Greece ii, 37.2.


  • Gyraldus. Syntagma ii, p. 103.
  • Pausanias. Description of Greece ix, 26.6-7; ii, 31.10.