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RELIGIOUS CULTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE AMAZONS (12)-myths of crete

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  31/12/18) CHAPTER II Palæolithic Magic and Religion Intellectual Life of Palæolithic Man–Evidence from Present-day Savages–Palæolithic Man progressive and big-brained–Bushmen and Cro-Magnon Culture–Chronology of Aurignacian Period–The Inspiration of Primitive Art–Steatopygous Figurines of Cave-dwellers, Babylonians, Maltese, and Egyptians–The Primitive … Continue reading

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RELIGIOUS CULTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE AMAZONS (11)-myths of crete

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  16/11/17) CHAPTER I Primitive Europeans of the Glacial and Inter-glacial Periods Geological and Mythical Ages of the World–Myths as Products of Environment–The Deluge and Great Winter Legends–New World Cataclysms–Doctrines of Decadence and Evolution in World’s Ages Myths–Sages … Continue reading

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RELIGIOUS CULTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE AMAZONS (10)-myths of crete

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  21/08/16) p. xlvii She was the source of the food-supply, which she might withhold at will by raising storms, causing floods, or sending blight and disease. It was important that account should be taken of her varying … Continue reading

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RELIGIOUS CULTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE AMAZONS (9)-myths of crete

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  3/12/15) INSCRIBED TABLETS FOUND IN CRETE p. xxxiii It was probably from an early offshoot of this great family of pictorial signs that the elaborate characters of the Chinese writing were ultimately evolved.” Similar pictographs are found … Continue reading

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RELIGIOUS CULTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE AMAZONS (8)-myths of crete

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  28/02/15) Ladies of the Minoan Court From the painting by John Duncan, A.R.S.A. Myths of Crete & Pre-Hellenic Europe When I first saw learned of the existence of this book, I was a little suprised, since very … Continue reading

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RELIGIOUS CULTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE AMAZONS (7la)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  19/06/2014) CONCLUSION The Amazons were votaries of Cybele, Artemis under the surnames Ephesia, Tauropolos, Lyceia, and Astrateia, Apollo called Amazonian, and Ares. The striking feature of the list is the homogeneity of its components. This is no … Continue reading

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RELIGIOUS CULTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE AMAZONS (6)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  22/09/2013) The only direct information so far given concerning the worship of Ares by the Amazons comes from Athens. 327 Therefore it is reasonable to lay stress on the legend of the Oriental Aphrodite in this state … Continue reading

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RELIGIOUS CULTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE AMAZONS (5)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  9/01/2013) CHAPTER V ARES The legend of the Amazons was not superficially rooted at Athens. This is proved by the fact that it found expression in cult practice at one of the greater festivals of the state. … Continue reading

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RELIGIOUS CULTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE AMAZONS (4)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  3/06/2012) CHAPTER IV ARTEMIS ASTRATEIA AND APOLLO AMAZONIUS Pausanias 193 says that there were two ways of accounting for the name of the town Pyrrhichus in southern Greece. One derived it from Pyrrhus, son of Achilles, the … Continue reading

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RELIGIOUS CULTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE AMAZONS (3)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 12/12/2011) CHAPTER III EPHESIAN ARTEMIS The magnificent temple of which Christian writers speak as that of “the great goddess whom all Asia and the world worshippeth” replaced the earlier and more famous shrine which burned to the … Continue reading

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RELIGIOUS CULTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE AMAZONS (2)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 4/6/2011) CHAPTER II THE GREAT MOTHER More primitive than the worship of the gods under anthropomorphic form is the custom of reverencing this or that deity in baetylic or aniconic shape, a habit of religious cult for … Continue reading

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RELIGIOUS CULTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE AMAZONS (1)

CHAPTER I THE AMAZONS IN GREEK LEGEND The Iliad contains two direct references to the Amazons:–namely, in the story of Bellerophon 1 and in a passage from the famous teichoscopy. 2 The context to which the first of these belongs … Continue reading

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