Eleos Greek Goddess of Mercy

E′LEOS-(Eleos)-mercy-goddessEleos (Eleos), the representation of pity or mercy, has an altar within the agora at Athens.

“The Athenians,” states Pausanias, “are the only ones among the list of Hellenes that worship this particular divine being, and of all the gods this is actually the most useful to human life in all its vicissitudes.”

Individuals who implored the help of the Athenians, including Adrastus and the Heracleidae, neared as suppliants the altar of Eleos.

E′LEOS-mercy-goddess