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Aristaeus

/ˌærɪˈstiːəs/
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(Greek myth) a son of Apollo and Cyrene: protector of herds and fields
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Aristaeus

Greek divinity whose worship was widespread but concerning whom myths are somewhat obscure. The name is derived from the Greek aristos ("best"). Aristaeus was essentially a benevolent deity; he introduced the cultivation of bees and the vine and olive and was the protector of herdsmen and hunters.

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