"Saving goddess." I.e. the "saving goddess" (Lat. Sospita), occurs as a surname of several female divinities in Greece, e.g.:
- of Artemis at Pegae in Megaris,1 at Troezene,2 at Boeae in Laconia,3 near Pellene;4
- of Persephone in Laconia,5 in Arcadia;6
- of Athena;7
- of Eunomia.8
- 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.