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The Syrian Goddess (De Dea Syria ; Attributed to Lucian)

Harold W. Attridge

The Syrian Goddess (De Dea Syria ; Attributed to Lucian)

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Published by Scholars Pr .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hierapolis (Extinct city),
  • Hierapolis (Syria : Extinct city),
  • Religion,
  • Cults,
  • Syria

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages61
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8219475M
    ISBN 100891300732
    ISBN 109780891300731

    Evidence suggests that the Nabataeans were originally nomadic herders from Arabia who, in Greco-Roman times, controlled the main trade routes between Arabia and Syria and grew rich on frankincense and myrrh. She instructs him that a procession will come, and a priest carrying roses. Many scholars, however, interpret the passage otherwise compare Moore, l. Beginning in the late 18th century, the finds of early explorers of the area and subsequently of archaeologists engaged in more systematic excavation have produced a rapidly increasing number of firsthand sources.

    There were also huge phalli set up like obelisks before the temple, which were ceremoniously climbed once a year and decorated. Over and over again, the Christian bishop of the period had to forbid self-castration in honor of the goddess Drijvers We are all on our way back to Her. The Golden Ass.

    Lucius wakes, shaves his head, and wears his baldness proudly. One is a baker, the other a cook. One night in a dream he is told by a man, Asinius Marcellus, who has a bad left heel, that he will be initiated into this. See also Binst


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The Syrian Goddess book

The man did so, and she made him stay long enough for it to start taking effect. Over wavy hair her low hat is topped by a crescent and draped with a veil. Asherah must be a nomen unitatis. Crowds gather on the day of his initiation and shower him with gifts.

He even gave her in marriage to a close friend, and all was happy for a time. Written inthis book weaves first-hand testimony with Yassin-Kassab and Al-Shami's own analysis to provide a clear picture of Syria today.

Between them stood a gilt xoanonwhich seems to have been carried outside in sacred processions. The wife spoke sweet words to the woman and procured a whole box of poisons.

The wide extension of the cult is attributable largely to Syrian merchants; thus we find traces of it in the great seaport towns; at Delos especially numerous inscriptions have been found bearing witness to her importance.

When they arrived at village squares or a receptive estate they would perform an ecstatic ritedesigned to attract a crowd and elicit their contributions. At Edessa Atargatis was guardian of the city and especially of the springs near the citadel and the nearby river Drijvers ix, 8, 79, Also keep in mind that, as the war is happening in real time, these books will not be fully updated.

Atargatis by Annie Stegg I sat by flowing water one beautiful evening and asked Atargatis to tell me who she was Inside was a holy chamber into which only priests were allowed to enter. The war is complicated, and you won't find everything you need to know in one news article.

The Syrian Goddess

It is a gorgeous spectacle. By the conjunction of these many functions, despite originating as a sea deity analogous to Amphitriteshe becomes ultimately a great nature-goddess, analogous to Cybele and Rhea : In one aspect she typifies the protection of water in producing life; in another, the universal of other-earth; [27] in a third influenced, no doubt, by Chaldean astrologythe power of Destiny.

It was of Ionic character, with gold-plated doors and roof, and much gilt decoration. At the shrine in Hieropolis founded by Semiramiseunuch priests served the image of a fish-tailed woman.

Lucius Apuleius Come to find me. Click Here To Buy 3. In the midst of this lake stands an altar of stone. Atargatis was an aspect of the Universal Mother and her life-giving waters. He prays to the goddess, admiring her kindness and power, and says he will always preserve her in his heart.

There is a lot to learn, and much of this will be entirely new information to those of us who spent their childhoods learning about history from a Western point of view.The Syrian Goddess remains one of the most important sources for 'oriental' religions under the Roman Empire, and is a classic read for all those interested in paganism and the cult of the Great Goddess.

Mar 08,  · This much I already knew when I came across the following passage from books in Apuleius’ The Golden Ass, a humorous and very readable novel written in the 2nd century CE (note that the priests of the Dea Syria are here referred to - a sister/similar cult to that of Cybele; many ancient Romans considered both the Dea Syria and Cybele to be the one Goddess, whom they called the.

De Dea Syria (The Syrian Goddess) Kindle Edition by It describes the cult and worship of the goddess of Northern Syria, Atargatis, at her sacred city, Hierapolis, now Mumbij. The time when Lucian wrote would be the middle of the second century B.C.

We do not see any reason to reject the traditional authorship of the treatise: on the. De Dea Syria ("Concerning the Syrian Goddess") is the title of a work, written in a Herodotean-style of Ionic Greek, which has been traditionally ascribed to the Hellenized Syrian essayist Lucian of Samosata.

It is a description of the various religious cults practiced at Hierapolis Bambyce, now 5/5(1). Earth's ancient history from the earliest times untill BC, Gods of Sumer, Akkad, Babylonia, Nibiru, Atlantis, The Bible, Sumer, Babylon, Apochrypha books, Pseudepigrapha books, Ancient Europe, Earths Ancient History a theory about ancient times and dawn of Mankind.

Lucian of Samosata's De Dea Syria, (the Syrian Goddess) is one of the most 'notorious' classical writings. Not only does it acknowledge that at one time a paramount Goddess was worshipped in regions of the Ancient Near East, it goes into details of the practices of her .