In Greek mythology, Acratopotes (Ancient Greek: Ἀκρατοπότης), the drinker of unmixed wine, was a hero worshiped in Munychia in Attica.[1] According to Pausanias, who calls him simply Acratus, he was one of the divine companions of Dionysus,[2] who was worshiped at Attica.[3] Pausanias saw his image at Athens in the house of Polytion, where it was fixed in the wall.[4]


  1. ^ Polemo, ap. Athen. ii. p. 39
  2. ^ Similar in name to Dionysus Acratophorus, the "unmixed wine" epithet by which Dionysus was worshiped in Phigaleia in Arcadia.
  3. ^ Pausanias, i. 2. § 4
  4. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Acratopotes", in Smith, William (ed.), Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston, MA, p. 14


  • Pausanias, Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1918. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library
  • Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio. 3 vols. Leipzig, Teubner. 1903. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Acratopotes". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.