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Agathos Daimon

Agathos Daimon  

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(Ἀγαθὸς δαίμων), ‘good god/destiny/fortune’. He is particularly closely associated with the proper use of wine (cf. modern toasts such as ‘cheers’, ‘good luck’): he received small libations of ...
animals in cult

animals in cult  

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Numerous features of Greek religion attest links between animals and gods, usually between one animal or group of animals and one divinity. Thus Athena is associated with various birds (in Athens ...
maenads

maenads  

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In ancient Greece, a female follower of Bacchus, traditionally associated with divine possession and frenzied rites. Recorded from the late 16th century, the word comes via Latin from Greek Mainas, ...
Meilichios

Meilichios  

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A cult epithet meaning roughly ‘who can, but needs to, be propitiated’. The primary Meilichios was Zeus. He was a god of individuals and of semi-familial groups (K. Forbes, Philologus ...
religion, Minoan and Mycenaean

religion, Minoan and Mycenaean  

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Bronze age Cretan (Minoan) religion assumed what we may take to be its canonical form with the second palaces in the middle bronze age. From the latter half of the ...
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Irad Malkin

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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492 words
were regarded in Greek and Roman religion mostly as guardians, e.g. of houses, tombs, springs, and altars. Snakes appear as attributes of bell-shaped idols in Minoan houses and small ... More

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