Invocation (ἐπίκλησις < ἐπικαλέω; epíklēsis < epikaleō, cf. advocatio, invocatio), and in a narrower sense supplication, of one or more gods and demons constituted, along with the narrative section and the articulation of the wish, a standard feature of prayer . In an extended sense epiclesis is the epithet (cf. Eponymia, Epitheton), by which the god was addressed in cult.
Epiclesis originally had the fu…