Soteira (Greek: Σώτειρα, male Soter, Σωτήρ) is an epithet that was added to the names of gods and goddesses in Greek mythology. It means "Saviour". It expresses the fact that the speaker expects the deity to save them and cleanse them of evil. It has been used with Artemis, Persephone, and Athena.
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- William Smith, ed. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/ACL3129.0003.001/896?rgn=full+text;view=image;q1=Soteira. Retrieved 22 July 2013.