What did it mean to the ancient Greeks to be ‘saved’, and how did they experience it? Soteria is one of the most important blessings in the relationship between men and gods. It is sought from the gods in circumstances ranging from warfare to seafaring, childbirth, healing, farming, earthquakes and so on. Contrary to what we may expect from the Christian eschatological sense of ‘salvation’, it is striking that Greek soteria and ‘saviours’ gods were almost always concerned with deliverance and well-being in this world rather than the next. Combining close analysis of epigraphic and archaeological evidence, this talk will explore the multivalent power of these ‘saviour’ gods and the different values attached to soteria. The evidence challenges us to rethink what we think we know about this Greek concept, and to recognize the importance of ‘salvation’ on earth.