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The Syrian Goddess, Analysis

LUCIAN'S "DE DEA SYRIA." ANALYSIS OF THE SUBJECT-MATTER.

   

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INTRODUCTORY

 

§ 1 .

The Sacred City

41

2 .

Origins of Temples and Shrines

42

 

THE OLDEST SHRINES AND CULTS OF SYRIA.

 

3 .

Hercules of Tyre

43

4 .

The Phœnician Astarte at Sidon. Legend of Europa

44

6 .

Aphrodite of Byblos and the Legend of Adonis

45

7 .

Legend of Osiris at Byblos

47

8 .

The Adonis River; its red colour

47

9 .

Cult of Aphrodite in the Lebanon at Aphaca

48

10 .

Hierapolis: The greatest Sanctuary. Its Pilgrims

49

 

LEGENDS OF FOUNDATION.

 

12 .

Ascribed by some to Deukalion. Story of the Deluge

50

13 .

Story of the Chasm

51

14 .

Assigned by others to Semiramis. Derceto, the Fish-Goddess

52

15 .

By others again to the Lydian Attis

55

16 .

Lucian shares the View that it was founded by Dionysus

57

17 .

Re-built by Stratonice

58

19 .

Story of Stratonice and Combabus

60

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE TEMPLE AND SHRINES.

 

31 .

The Inner Sanctuary. The Effigies

69

32 .

Comprehensive Character of the Goddess

71

33 .

Object between the God and Goddess

73

34 .

The Sun God

74

35 .

A Bearded Apollo

74

36 .

Image of the God borne by the Priests in Divination

75

§ 38 .

Atlas and other Images

77

41 .

Sacred Animals

78

42 .

The Priests and Temple Attendants

79

 

RITES AND CEREMONIES.

 

44 .

The Sacrifices

80

45 .

Sacred Lake and Fishes

81

47 .

Ceremony at the Lake

81

48 .

Ceremony at the Euphrates ("The Sea")

82

49 .

Festival of the Pyre

83

 

CUSTOMS AND INSTITUTIONS.

 

50 .

The Galli

84

51 .

Their Initiation Ceremonies

84

52 .

Their Burial

85

54 .

Animals used in Sacrifice. Sanctity of the Dove

85 , 86

55 .

Tonsure and other Customs of Pilgrims

87

57 .

Method of Sacrifice. The Libation

87 , 88

58 .

Human Sacrifice

88

59 .

Tattoo

89

60 .

Sacrifice of Hair

89

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