belongs to the heroes". S very detailed (and referenced and cross-referenced) descriptions of heroine cults would make an excellent reference book. In the case of the shrine to Odysseus, this is based on a single graffito from the Hellenistic period. The horse threw him, and he fell on his sword and died. Perhaps the most striking example is the Athenian king Erechtheus, whom Poseidon killed for choosing dont Ignore The Arts Athena over him as the city's patron god. S physical violence is directed toward herself, while the vengeance on the one who wronged her is carried out through impersonal agencies (p. S extensive knowledge on the subject of ancient women, goddesses, gods, and mythology is very apparent in this book.
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"Such historical examples Whitley warns, "have clearly colored the interpretation of certain tomb cults in the Archaic period." Such Archaic sites as the " heroon " at Lefkandi and that close to the West Gate at Eretria cannot be distinguished by archaeological methods from family. By the historical period, however, the word came to mean specifically a dead man, venerated and propitiated at his tomb or at a designated shrine, because his fame during life or unusual manner of death gave him power to support and protect the living. "Heroine cults fit well into our modern view of ancient Greek culture as firmly androcentric, though not as androcentric as some would have had us believe" (Larson 1995:144). "Stories began to be told to individuate the persons who were now believed to be buried in these old and imposing sites observes Robin Lane Fox. T as androcentric as some scholars would have us believe when it came down to heroes and heroines. According to Larson, many of the heroines are defined by their death (p. This comprehensive book details Greek heroin cults and their place in Greek society, from the worship of them, to a definition of who could be considered a heroine, to stories about them.
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