Evangrek63

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Posted on 07/04/2009


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Αθήνα,Ναός Ηφαίστου - Athens,Temple of Hefaestus

Αθήνα,Ναός Ηφαίστου - Athens,Temple of Hefaestus
Another aspect of Hephaestus' relationship to Athena comes to fore here where he is not the consuming God of fire, but the bridegroom, husband, and father of the divine child. In the month of Pyanopsion the festival of Apatura was celebrated, at which the youth of Athens, in phratries (brotherhoods) under the protection of Zeus Phratrios and Athena Phratria, received the initiation which they needed in order to get married. At this festival Hephaestus was particularly celebrated: men, dressed in their most beautiful garments, lit the torch at the fire of the hearth, sang in praise of their God, and sacrificed to him. There is no report in the fragmentary evidence of a torchlight procession, but such can safely be assumed, and for the Corinthian Hellotia a report of such is handed down explicitly.




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Busterkeaton
Busterkeaton
very good perspective!
8 years ago.
Evangrek63
Evangrek63
Thank you my friend..!!
8 years ago.
φλόγα Alev
φλόγα Alev
Superbe! Merveilleux....
8 years ago.
Berny
Berny
great perspective!
8 years ago.
Evangrek63
Evangrek63
Thanks Berny.!
8 years ago.