I.e. "the powerful," or "the strengthening." A surname of Zeus, under which he had an altar in a rock near Hermione, where Aegeus concealed his sword and his shoes, which were found there by Theseus after he had lifted up the rock.
It was also the name of one of the horses of Poseidon.1
- Scholiast on Homer's Iliad xiii, 23.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 32.7, 34.6.
- 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.