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Soter derives from the Greek epithet σωτήρ (sōtēr), meaning a saviour, a deliverer; initial capitalised Σωτήρ; fully capitalised ΣΩΤΗΡ; feminine Soteria (Σωτηρία). Soter has been used as:

  • as a title of gods: Poseidon Soter, Zeus Soter, Dionysus Soter, Apollo Soter, Athena Soteria and Hecate Soteria.
  • as the name of a distinct mythical figure, Soter (daimon)
  • any heroized leaders of Hellenistic dynasties, see hero cult:
  • Antigonus Monophthalmus, awarded the title for liberating Athens from Cassander
  • Ptolemy I Soter of Egypt (reigned 323-283 BCE)
  • Antiochus I Soter of the Seleucid Empire (reigned 281-261 BCE)
  • Demetrius I Soter of the Seleucid Empire (reigned 161-150 BCE)
  • Diomedes Soter
  • Dionysios Soter
  • Polyxenos Epiphanes Soter
  • Rabbel II Soter
  • Attalus I
  • Seleucus III Ceraunus
  • Ptolemy IX
  • Diodotus I
  • Strato II
  • Strato I
  • Menander I
  • as a title of liberators (see also eleutherios (disambiguation)
  • a title of Jesus of Nazareth, most particularly in the fish acronym
  • Pope Soter, r. ca. 167-174.
  • References

    Soter Wikipedia

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