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I have already said that Hermes himself appeared, in his quality of phallic god, as
both husband and son of one and the same goddess. It follows that another
phallic god could fill both rOles: when Hermes was regarded as the father, then
this other was the son, and vice versa. This relation between the two exactly
corresponded to the relation between the Great Mother and her male partner,
whom she bore, took to husband and bore again. In the aforementioned
dedicatory inscription ...
was in all probability Priapos, the phallic god of the cities of Priapos and
Lampsakos on the Hellespont, which is the modern Dardanelles. Priapos, too,
was numbered amongst the sons of Hermes,544 and it was claimed545 for him
that he was none other than the Hermaphroditos. His mother was said to be
Aphrodite, and his father was usually supposed to be Dionysos, or sometimes
Adonis,546 or even Zeus himself.547 The tale of Priapos's birth is obviously
modelled on those of the ...
Such beings—doubtless originally men who in dances and proces» sions
presented the phallic escorts of the great goddess—were called, in an ancient
Peloponnesian dialect, Satyroi, “the full ones”: a term descriptive of their “
abundant”, and therefore sexually excited, condition. This was the more general
name for them. “He»goats” who played the same r6le—men in goat» skins; or, in
the tales, goat»like divine playthings of the nymphs —were also called Satyrs.
The word silenos ...
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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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