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1. Hesiod, Theogony, 350, 78, 201 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

201. Descend behind him, because Earth conceived
2. Parmenides, Fragments, 8.4 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3. Pindar, Fragments, 122 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

4. Anaxagoras, Fragments, 12 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

5. Euripides, Hippolytus, 59-60, 58 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

58. Come follow, friends, singing to Artemis, daughter of Zeus, throned in the sky
6. Herodotus, Histories, 1.105, 1.131, 1.199, 4.59, 4.67 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1.105. From there they marched against Egypt : and when they were in the part of Syria called Palestine, Psammetichus king of Egypt met them and persuaded them with gifts and prayers to come no further. ,So they turned back, and when they came on their way to the city of Ascalon in Syria, most of the Scythians passed by and did no harm, but a few remained behind and plundered the temple of Heavenly Aphrodite. ,This temple, I discover from making inquiry, is the oldest of all the temples of the goddess, for the temple in Cyprus was founded from it, as the Cyprians themselves say; and the temple on Cythera was founded by Phoenicians from this same land of Syria . ,But the Scythians who pillaged the temple, and all their descendants after them, were afflicted by the goddess with the “female” sickness: and so the Scythians say that they are afflicted as a consequence of this and also that those who visit Scythian territory see among them the condition of those whom the Scythians call “Hermaphrodites”. 1.131. As to the customs of the Persians, I know them to be these. It is not their custom to make and set up statues and temples and altars, but those who do such things they think foolish, because, I suppose, they have never believed the gods to be like men, as the Greeks do; ,but they call the whole circuit of heaven Zeus, and to him they sacrifice on the highest peaks of the mountains; they sacrifice also to the sun and moon and earth and fire and water and winds. ,From the beginning, these are the only gods to whom they have ever sacrificed; they learned later to sacrifice to the “heavenly” Aphrodite from the Assyrians and Arabians. She is called by the Assyrians Mylitta, by the Arabians Alilat, by the Persians Mitra. 1.199. The foulest Babylonian custom is that which compels every woman of the land to sit in the temple of Aphrodite and have intercourse with some stranger once in her life. Many women who are rich and proud and disdain to mingle with the rest, drive to the temple in covered carriages drawn by teams, and stand there with a great retinue of attendants. ,But most sit down in the sacred plot of Aphrodite, with crowns of cord on their heads; there is a great multitude of women coming and going; passages marked by line run every way through the crowd, by which the men pass and make their choice. ,Once a woman has taken her place there, she does not go away to her home before some stranger has cast money into her lap, and had intercourse with her outside the temple; but while he casts the money, he must say, “I invite you in the name of Mylitta” (that is the Assyrian name for Aphrodite). ,It does not matter what sum the money is; the woman will never refuse, for that would be a sin, the money being by this act made sacred. So she follows the first man who casts it and rejects no one. After their intercourse, having discharged her sacred duty to the goddess, she goes away to her home; and thereafter there is no bribe however great that will get her. ,So then the women that are fair and tall are soon free to depart, but the uncomely have long to wait because they cannot fulfill the law; for some of them remain for three years, or four. There is a custom like this in some parts of Cyprus . 4.59. The most important things are thus provided them. It remains now to show the customs which are established among them. The only gods whom they propitiate are these: Hestia in particular, and secondly Zeus and Earth, whom they believe to be the wife of Zeus; after these, Apollo, and the Heavenly Aphrodite, and Heracles, and Ares. All the Scythians worship these as gods; the Scythians called Royal sacrifice to Poseidon also. ,In the Scythian tongue, Hestia is called Tabiti; Zeus (in my judgment most correctly so called) Papaeus; Earth is Apia; Apollo Goetosyrus; the Heavenly Aphrodite Argimpasa; Poseidon Thagimasadas. It is their practice to make images and altars and shrines for Ares, but for no other god. 4.67. There are many diviners among the Scythians, who divine by means of many willow wands as I will show. They bring great bundles of wands, which they lay on the ground and unfasten, and utter their divinations as they lay the rods down one by one; and while still speaking, they gather up the rods once more and place them together again; ,this manner of divination is hereditary among them. The Enarees, who are hermaphrodites, say that Aphrodite gave them the art of divination, which they practise by means of lime-tree bark. They cut this bark into three portions, and prophesy while they braid and unbraid these in their fingers.
7. Philolaus of Croton, Fragments, 6 (5th cent. BCE

8. Plato, Symposium, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

9. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.22.3, 6.25.1 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

1.22.3. When Theseus had united into one state the many Athenian parishes, he established the cults of Aphrodite Pandemos (Common) and of Persuasion. The old statues no longer existed in my time, but those I saw were the work of no inferior artists. There is also a sanctuary of Earth, Nurse of Youth, and of Demeter Chloe (Green). You can learn all about their names by conversing with the priests. 6.25.1. Behind the portico built from the spoils of Corcyra is a temple of Aphrodite, the precinct being in the open, not far from the temple. The goddess in the temple they call Heavenly; she is of ivory and gold, the work of Pheidias, and she stands with one foot upon a tortoise. The precinct of the other Aphrodite is surrounded by a wall, and within the precinct has been made a basement, upon which sits a bronze image of Aphrodite upon a bronze he-goat. It is a work of Scopas, and the Aphrodite is named Common. The meaning of the tortoise and of the he-goat I leave to those who care to guess.
10. Papyri, Papyri Graecae Magicae, 4.1331-4.1389 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

11. Epigraphy, Audollent, Defix. Tab., 155

12. Orphic Hymns., Fragments, 12

13. Papyri, Derveni Papyrus, 13.4-13.9, 15.6-15.7, 16.2-16.8, 16.14, 21.5, 21.7-21.10



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
allegoresis (allegorical interpretation), in the derveni papyrus Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
anaxagoras Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
aphrodite Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
aphrodite apostrophia Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
aphrodite pandemos Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
aphrodite urania Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
aphrodites births Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
arch-daimons Pachoumi, The Concepts of the Divine in the Greek Magical Papyri (2017) 38
artemis Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
as phallus (that of uranus) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
assistant Pachoumi, The Concepts of the Divine in the Greek Magical Papyri (2017) 38
athena Faulkner and Hodkinson, Hymnic Narrative and the Narratology of Greek Hymns (2015) 222
cosmos Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
cronus, etymologized as κρούων νοῦς Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
cronus Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
derveni author Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118, 145
dione Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
dionysus Faulkner and Hodkinson, Hymnic Narrative and the Narratology of Greek Hymns (2015) 222
empedocles Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
eros Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
euripides Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
gaia Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
gods, births of the gods Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
gods Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
gods as elements, names of the gods Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
great Pachoumi, The Concepts of the Divine in the Greek Magical Papyri (2017) 38
harmonia Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
heaven Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
hera Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
hera urania Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
hesiod Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
hymn to zeus (orphic) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
hymns, structure of Faulkner and Hodkinson, Hymnic Narrative and the Narratology of Greek Hymns (2015) 222
identified with zeus Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118, 145
kingship, divine Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
love (empedocles uniting force) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
metis Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
moira Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
moirai Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
name Pachoumi, The Concepts of the Divine in the Greek Magical Papyri (2017) 38
nature Pachoumi, The Concepts of the Divine in the Greek Magical Papyri (2017) 38
night (goddess) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118, 145
olympus Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
orpheus Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118; Faulkner and Hodkinson, Hymnic Narrative and the Narratology of Greek Hymns (2015) 221, 222
orphic poems Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
peitho (persuasion) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
phylactery Pachoumi, The Concepts of the Divine in the Greek Magical Papyri (2017) 38
plato Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
power Pachoumi, The Concepts of the Divine in the Greek Magical Papyri (2017) 38
protogonos Faulkner and Hodkinson, Hymnic Narrative and the Narratology of Greek Hymns (2015) 222
rhapsodies (orphic poem) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
rivers (in theogony) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
souls Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
springs (in theogony) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
star Pachoumi, The Concepts of the Divine in the Greek Magical Papyri (2017) 38
stars (in cosmogony and theogony) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
strife (empedocles separating force) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
sun Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118, 145
swallowing, zeus swallowing of the phallus of uranus Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
typhon Pachoumi, The Concepts of the Divine in the Greek Magical Papyri (2017) 38
urania Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
uranus Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118, 145
uranus phallus Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
zeus' Pachoumi, The Concepts of the Divine in the Greek Magical Papyri (2017) 38
zeus, as ἀήρ and νοῦς Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118, 145
zeus Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118, 145; Faulkner and Hodkinson, Hymnic Narrative and the Narratology of Greek Hymns (2015) 221, 222
zeus alone (μοῦνος) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
zeus as king Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
zeus new creation of the world Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
zeus pregnancy Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
κρούων νous (etymology of cronus) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
νοῦς-ἀήρ Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
νοῦς (allegory of zeus) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118, 145
νῦν ἐόντα, τὰ (the things-that-are-now) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 118
πνεῦμα Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
φρόνησις Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
ἀφροδισιάζειν Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145
ἀήρ Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 145