Meaning of ACOETES in English


[Greek] The helmsman of a Greek ship on which the god Dionysus, disguised as a beautiful youth, was taking passage. When the sailors tried to abduct the youth, Acoetes recognized the god and resisted against their plan. Dionysus revealed himself and turned the sailors into dolphins. Acoetes was spared and made priest on Naxos.

Encyclopedia Mythica English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический словарь греческой мифологии.