SOTEIRA

ΣΩΤΕΙΡΑ

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 (Paus. i. 40. § 2, 44. § 7), at Troezene (ii. 31. § I), at Boeae in Laconia (iii. 22. § 9), near Pellene (vii. 27. § 1); 2. of Persephone in Laconia (iii. 13. § 2), in Arcadia (viii. 31. § 1) ; 3. of Athena (Schol. ad Plat. p. 90. ed. Ruhnken ; Aristot. Rhet. iii. 18); and 4. of Eunomia (Pind. Ol. ix. 25.)