ELEFTHERES (Ancient city) ERYTHRES
Eleuther Eleuther), a son of Apollo and Aethusa, the daughter of Poseidon, was regarded as the founder of Eleutherae in Boeotia. (Steph. Byz s. v. Eleutherai.) He was the grandfather of Jasius and Poemander, the founder of Tanagra. (Paus. ix. 20. § 2.) He is said to have been the tirst that erected a statue of Dionysus, and spread the worship of the god. (Hygin Fab. 225.) There are two other mythical personages of the same name. (Plut Quaest. Gr. 39)
Eleuthereus, a surname of Dionysus, which he derived either from Eleuther, or
the Boeotian town of Eleutherae; but it may also be regarded as equivalent to
the Latin Liber, and thus describes Dionysus as the deliverer of man from care
and sorrow (Paus. i. 20.2, 38.8; Plut Quaest. Rom. 101). The form Eleutherius
is certainly used in the sense of the deliverer, and occurs also as the surname
of Zeus. (Plut Sylmpos. vii. in fin.; Pind Ol. xii. 1; Strab. ix.; Tacit Ann.
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