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In Greek mythology, Acratopotes (Ancient Greek: Ἀκρατοπότης), the drinker of unmixed wine, was a hero worshiped in Munychia in Attica. According to Pausanias, who calls him simply Acratus, he was one of the divine companions of Dionysus, who was worshiped at Attica. Pausanias saw his image at Athens in the house of Polytion, where it was fixed in the wall.
- ^ Polemo, ap. Athen. ii. p. 39
- ^ Similar in name to Dionysus Acratophorus, the "unmixed wine" epithet by which Dionysus was worshiped in Phigaleia in Arcadia.
- ^ Pausanias, i. 2. § 4
- ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Acratopotes", in Smith, William (ed.), Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston, MA, p. 14
- Pausanias, Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1918. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library
- Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio. 3 vols. Leipzig, Teubner. 1903. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "Acratopotes". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.