March 7, 2017

Ancient Greek cults : a guide by Jennifer Larson

By Jennifer Larson

Utilizing archaeological, epigraphic and literary resources, and incorporating present scholarly theories, this quantity deals an available account of the Greek gods for undergraduate students.


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2007 Jennifer Larson All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reprinted or reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, or in any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publishers. Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Larson, Jennifer (Jennifer Lynn) Ancient Greek cults: a guide/Jennifer Larson. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Greek gods were perceived in different ways depending on the time, the place, and the individual worshiper, and it is important to let these contradictions stand. At the same time, as a result of Panhellenism, the major gods gained some degree of consistency in personality and function by the Archaic period. The concept of the pantheon Greek cults can be viewed from the perspective of cultural evolution: the details of each cult are determined not only by the specific god to whom the cult is addressed, but by a plethora of local conditions that change over time.

Yet Meilichios was also an awesome and somber deity. On votive reliefs, he usually appears not in human form, but as a huge coiling snake, rearing up to meet his worshipers. (In Greek art, the snake as companion or attribute often indicates that the deity or hero in question belongs to the underworld. ) Zeus Meilichios was recognized in the Pompaia (Procession), another Athenian festival that took place while the fields were being plowed and the crops sowed.

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