PRAXIDICE

ΠΡΑΞΙΔΙΚΗ

I e. the goddess who carries out the objects of justice, or watches that justice is done to men.

1. When Menelaus arrived in Laconia, on his return from Troy, he set up a statue of Praxidice near Gytheium, not far from the spot where Paris, in carrying off Helen, had founded a sanctuary of Aphrodite Migonitis (Paus. iii. 22. § 2).

2. The goddess of exacting justice. [See PRAXIDICAE.]

3. With the Orphic poets Praxidice seems to be a surname of Persephone. (Orph. Argon. 31, Hymn. 28. 5; comp. Müller, Orchom. p. 122, 2d edit.)