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1. Herodotus, Histories, 4.191 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •headless daimon Found in books: Pachoumi (2017) 159
4.191. West of the Triton river and next to the Aseans begins the country of Libyans who cultivate the soil and possess houses; they are called Maxyes; they wear their hair long on the right side of their heads and shave the left, and they paint their bodies with vermilion. ,These claim descent from the men who came from Troy. Their country, and the rest of the western part of Libya, is much fuller of wild beasts and more wooded than the country of the nomads. ,For the eastern region of Libya, which the nomads inhabit, is low-lying and sandy as far as the Triton river; but the land west of this, where the farmers live, is exceedingly mountainous and wooded and full of wild beasts. ,In that country are the huge snakes and the lions, and the elephants and bears and asps, the horned asses, the dog-headed and the headless men that have their eyes in their chests, as the Libyans say, and the wild men and women, besides many other creatures not fabulous.
2. Plutarch, On The Obsolescence of Oracles, None (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •headless daimon Found in books: Pachoumi (2017) 159
417e. until they succeed in obtaining what they desire. To some, however, comes the opposite; for example, when Iwas spending a considerable time in Crete, Inoticed an extraordinary festival being celebrated there in which they exhibit the image of a man without a head, and relate that this used to be Molus, father of Meriones, and that he violated a young woman; and when he was discovered, he was without a head."As for the various tales of rapine and wanderings of the gods, their concealments and banishment and servitude, which men rehearse in legend and in song, all these are, in fact, not things that were done to the gods or happened to them, but to the demigods; and they are kept in memory because of the virtues and power of these beings; nor did Aeschylus speak devoutly when he said
3. Papyri, Papyri Graecae Magicae, 4.2125-4.2139, 5.96-5.172, 7.222-7.249, 8.64-8.110 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •headless daimon Found in books: Pachoumi (2017) 159, 161, 162