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Notebook

Notebook, 1993-

ANCIENT GREEK CULTURE

[From: Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]

Asclepios - Atlas - Boreas - Charites - Cybele - Dryads - Eos - Erinyes - Eros - Gaea - Gigantes - Gorgons - Hades - Harpies - Hebe - Helios - Hermaphroditus - Hestia - Horae - Iris - Kronos - Maenads - Moirai - Muses - Naiads - Nereids - Nereus - Nymphs - Oceanides - Oceanos - Pan - Persephone - Priapus - Prometheus - Rhea - Satyrs - Seilenoi - Seilenos - Selene - Themis - Thetis - Triton - Zephyros

Seilenoi

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These deities originated in Thrace and Phyrgia. They were distinguished from the Satyrs by their resemblance to centaurs. They possessed ears, a tail, hoofs, and occasionally legs of the horse. The Seilenoi also had a mane and were very hairy. They were without number. At a later time in history, they ceased being distinguishable from Satyrs. They also were members of the band of Dionysos, and helped that god and the other deities in their war against the Giants when they rode on their asses whose braying frightened the foes of the Olympians. The Seilenoi also had a role in the Dionysian festivals. The actors would dress as these deities just as in the case of the Satyrs. [p. 54]

[Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]




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