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Heracles Patroos (Πατρῷος ancestor) is the divine epithet of Heracles in ancient Macedonia. A throne in Vergina palace, probably religious in function, is dedicated to Heracles Patroos . Patroos is also an epithet of Apollo and Zeus in other regions of ancient Greece.

Θεῶι Πατρώιωι Ἡρακλ[εῖ] To God Ancestor Heracles[1]

See also

Caranus (king)
Antigonus (son of Callas)
Temple of Apollo Patroos

References

Philippi ,marble plaque with relief representation of a rider. SEG 48:836

LSJ: patrôios
Encyclopedia of ancient Greece By Nigel Guy Wilson Page 84 ISBN 978-0-415-97334-2
Die politische Rolle der Heraklesgestalt im griechischen Herrschertum pag. 71 by Ulrich Huttner ISBN 3-515-07039-7.
Polytheism and society at Athens By Robert Parker page 22 ISBN 0-19-921611-8

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