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The Cult of Zeus Lykaios


Show simple item record Zolotnikova, Olga 2011-08-15T14:19:52Z 2011-08-15T14:19:52Z 2005
dc.identifier.citation In: Østby, E. (ed.), Ancient Arcadia 2005: 105-119 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 The intention of the paper is to characterize the Arcadian cult of Zeus Lykaios as practiced on Mount Lykaion. On the basis of various evidence related to the cult of Zeus Lykaios (etymology, archaeological material, mythical and literary tradition) it is argued that this cult originated from and continued the worship of the Indo-European god of the clear sky, while the concept of him as a storm-deity was added in historical times. The absence of any material evidence for the nature of Zeus Lykaios as a wolf suggests that the stories about lykanthropy, which were associated with Mount Lykaion, should be understood as an indication of a special character of the priesthood of this god as well as of the worship of a wolf-deity by an Arcadian community. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher The Norwegian Institute at Athens 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. en_US
dc.title The Cult of Zeus Lykaios en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Humaniora: 000::Teologi og religionsvitenskap: 150::Religionsvitenskap, religionshistorie: 153 en_US

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