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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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METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (Z)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  5/11/2018) GENERAL CULT1 Herodotus, Histories 2. 49 (trans. Godley) (Greek historian C5th B.C.) :“Melampos [a mythical seer] was the one who taught the Greeks the name of Dionysos and the way of sacrificing to him and the … 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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METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (CT)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  15/08/2017) DIONYSUS WRATH : THE CADMEIDES The three sisters of Semele, Agaue, Autonoe and Ino appear to have suffered their family calamities as punishment for slandering Dionysos’ mother Semele after her death. The son of Agaue, Pentheus … 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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METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (E)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  24/02/2016) V. PENTHEUS IS TORN APART BY HIS MOTHER & THE BAKKHAI ON MT KITHAIRON Euripides, Bacchae 990 ff :“Chorus [of Bakkhai] : Go to the mountain, go, fleet hounds of Lyssa (Madness), where the daughters of … 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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METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (D)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  23/05/2015) DIONYSOS WRATH: PENTHEUS (EURIPIDES) The story of Dionysos’ punishment of the sacriligeous Pentheus is most fully described in Euripides’ play the Bacchae. Selected passages are quoted below (the work is not quoted in its entirety). I) … 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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METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (C)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 1/05/2014) DIONYSOS WRATH: LYKOURGOS LOCALE: Edonia, Thrake (North of Greece) Homer, Iliad 6. 129 ff (trans. Lattimore) (Greek epic C8th B.C.) :“I will not fight against any god of the heaven, since even the son of Dryas, … Continue reading

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METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (B)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 15/02/2013) DIONYSUS MYTHS SUMMARY I APOLLODORUS Several ancient poets and writers attempted to arrange the mythology of Dionysos into a tidy chronological narrative. However, these were artificial constructs–the stories were, for the most part, a loose collection … Continue reading

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METIS MENIS OF DION YSUS (A)

  DIONYSOS (or Dionysus) was the great Olympian god of wine, vegetation, pleasure and festivity. He was depicted as either an older bearded god or a pretty effeminate, long-haired youth. His attributes included the thyrsos (a pine-cone tipped staff), drinking … Continue reading

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