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Html(第 1/2 页)2010-12-4 10:30:32 page_9 < previous page page_9 next page > If you like this book, buy it! html(第 2/2 页)2010-12-4 10:30:32 page_10 < previous page page_10 next page > Page 10 Crete, according to some, when she had been caught by her father in bed with a lover. Aerope is noteworthy not only for her tempestuous career but for being the blood link between the royal lines of Mycenae and Crete. Few people ever stop to consider that Agamemnon and Menelaus were great-grandsons of Minos and thereby second cousins of Idomeneus.

A pine tree was covered with violets and carried to the shrine of Cybele. Then with wildly raucous music and rites of abandoned sorrow, the population sought and mourned for Attis on the mountains. On the third day he was found again, and the image of the goddess was purified for her part in his death. After that, a riotous feast of joy was celebrated. It should be mentioned that Rhea, the mother of Zeus, was called Agdistis in Pessinus; she was also identified with Cybele. ] AGELEIA, or Ageleis, was an epithet of Athena, meaning "Driver of Spoil" or "the Forager," and these meanings had to do with her warlike nature, particularly in her role as protectress of the people.

However, the more common account says that Alcmena died at a very old age at Thebes. Zeus directed Hermes to steal the body from the coffin the Heraclids were carrying to the grave. He transported Alcmena to the Isles of the Blessed, leaving a stone in place of her corpse.

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