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Balkan mythology

Balkan mythology  

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In what are the present-day Balkans, ancient Slavic migrants encountered and at least partly assimilated Albanian-speaking Indo-Europeans, whose linguistic and cultural ancestors are possibly the ...
Chaeremon

Chaeremon  

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A tragic poet active about the middle of the 4th cent. bc. Aristotle, Rhetorica 3. 12=1413b13ff., says that his work was suitable for reading (rather than performance) and that he ...
Dionysus

Dionysus  

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In Greek mythology, a god, son of Zeus and Semele; his worship entered Greece from Thrace c.1000 bc. Originally a god of the fertility of nature, associated with wild and ecstatic religious rites, in ...
Lenaea

Lenaea  

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A Dionysiac festival (see dionysus) celebrated in Athens on 12 Gamelion (January–February), which in other Ionian calendars is called Lenaion. The name is derived from lēnē, ‘maenad’. The official ...
Olympias

Olympias  

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Daughter of Neoptolemus of Molossia, married Philip II of Macedon (c.357 bc) and bore him two children, Alexander (2) the Great and Cleopatra. Her husband's last marriage (to Cleopatra, niece of ...
Orpheus

Orpheus  

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[Di]Greek god, hero of Thrace and in origin perhaps a Thracian king. Son of Apollo he owed his fame to his amazing musical talent. He sang and played the lyre with such art that the savage beasts ...
Pentheus

Pentheus  

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In myth, son of Agavē, daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia, and Echion. Euripides' Bacchae gives the most familiar version of his legend. The disguised Dionysus returns from his conquests in the east to ...
satyr

satyr  

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In Greek mythology, one of a class of lustful, drunken woodland gods. In Greek art they were represented as a man with a horse's ears and tail, but in Roman representations as a man with a goat's ...
Thyia

Thyia  

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(Θυία), apparently the same word as θυιάς, a Bacchante (see Dionysus; maenads). There being a spot so named at Delphi (Herodotus 7. 178. 2), she is occasionally heard of (in Herodotus) as the nymph ...
women in cult

women in cult  

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Women played a prominent part in the public religious life of Greek cities. Most cults of a goddess were served by a priestess rather than a priest, each local sanctuary following its own tradition ...

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