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Bêtes, hommes et dieux dans la religion arcadienne


Show simple item record Jost, Madeleine 2011-08-15T13:37:25Z 2011-08-15T13:37:25Z 2005
dc.identifier.citation In: Østby, E. (ed.), Ancient Arcadia 2005: 93-104 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 82-91626-25-1
dc.identifier.issn 1105-4204
dc.description Papers from the third international seminar on Ancient Arcadia, held at the Norwegian Institute at Athens, 7-10 May 2002 en_US
dc.description.abstract In Arcadia the links between animals, men, and gods are so strong that the boundary between these different worlds can be crossed. The god Pan symbolises the symbiosis between man and beast: he protects shepherds and their animals and his appearance is hybrid, half human and half animal. In myth, the metamorphosis of man into animal is considered as a punishment from the gods (Kallisto, changed into a she-bear for allowing herself to be seduced by Zeus; Lykaon, changed into a wolf for sacrificing a new-born human child to Zeus Lykaios). - On the other hand, the metamorphosis of gods into animals is a normal phenomenon, that implies no notion of regression; at Mantinea, Rhea makes Kronos swallow a young foal, which represents Poseidon; the legends of Thelpousa and Phigaleia tell how Demeter is transformed into a mare to escape the attentions of Poseidon. The god then takes the form of a horse and mates with her. - In ritual the closeness of animals, men, and gods is shown at Lykosoura by a ceremony in which the worshippers put on animal masks and perform dances in honour of the goddess Despoina who protects animals. en_US
dc.language.iso fre en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Papers of the Norwegian Institute at Athens en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 8 en_US
dc.rights Copyright the Norwegian Institute at Athens. All rights reserved.
dc.title Bêtes, hommes et dieux dans la religion arcadienne en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Humaniora: 000::Teologi og religionsvitenskap: 150::Religionsvitenskap, religionshistorie: 153 en_US
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Humaniora: 000::Arkeologi: 090::Klassisk arkeologi: 092 en_US

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