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9 THE ECHIDNA, THE I-IESPERIDEAN SERPENT AND TI-IE HESPERIDES I
have already spoken, in the story of Typhoeus, Typhaon or Typhon, of a female
dragon, a serpent»shaped goddess who in Asia Minor and at Delphi was called
Delphyne. The name suggests that she was more like a dolphin, the sea»
creature with a womb (this is the meaning of the syllable delph). In the stories, as
told in our oldest mythology, of any god or goddess of the great family of Phorkys,
Proteus and ...
In any case, the divine garden of the Hesperides contained the serpent Ladon,
whose ability to speak with various voices is mentioned in the tales123 as
frequently as the bright song of the female guardians.124 There is no knowing
how many throats Ladon had for the utterance of these voices, or whether they
were like those of Typhon. Usually the Serpent of the Hesperides has two heads,
but often he has three, and in one tale he even has a hundred. Against the tales
in which ...
J SERPENT»NYMPHS of the Hesperides. Mapsaura, still another name,
describes a goddess who snatches like a gust of wind, a Hesperide like a Harpy.
Others besides the sage Epimenides have identified the Hesperides with the
Harpies; and let us not forget their “bright voices”, which gives them an especial
resemblance to the Sirens. The tales of the Sirens and Harpies must, however,
be distinguished from those of the Hesperides, by reason of the former creatures'
peculiar bodily ...
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67. The Gods of the Greeks by Karl Kerényi translation: from German by Norman Cameron published: 1951 format: 286 page paperback (1994 reprint of 1979 edition) acquired: March read: Nov 5-12 rating: 4 ... Read full review
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~ Kerenyi has often been tarred with a Jungian brush, but in this early and independent work, he admirably displays his intimate knowledge of the language, art and traditions of the Greek peoples. He ... Read full review
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