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Akousmatikoi Cave

The Akousmatikoi Cave is a cave located within Devotee's Sanctuary, northwest of the Heraion on the Greek island of Samos.

During the Peloponnesian War, the cave served as a hideout for a group of Followers of Ares, who worshipped the Greek god of war there. The Spartan misthios Kassandra visited the cave, eliminating the Followers of Ares and claiming their valuables.[1]

Akousmatikoi Cave interior

Around 422 BCE, the new group of Followers stationed there had been paid off by Mestor, Herodotos' childhood friend, to attack Kassandra and Herodotos.[2] When investigating the cave, Kassandra went on ahead and killed all the Followers in the cave, Herodotos follower her into the cave and found a collection of his brother Theodoros' poetry, a family heirloom, and a list of influential people with Mestor's missing. They discovered that Persia was planning an invasion of Samos and was being backed by either Mestor.[3]


  • The term akousmatikoi (ἀκουσματικοί) refers to a philosophical tradition within Pythagoreanism, founded by the philosopher Pythagoras.



  1. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
  2. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyRegrets
  3. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyFollowers of Truth