Emma Aston



Mixanthrôpoi

Animal-human hybrid deities in Greek religion
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Auteur Emma Aston
Editeur PULg - Presses de l'Université de Liège
Distributeur Editions de Boccard

Many of the beings in this book – Cheiron, Pan, Acheloos, the Sirens and others – will be familiar from the narratives of Greek mythology, in which fabulous anatomies abound. However, they have never previously been studied together from a religious perspective, as recipients of cult and as members of the ancient pantheon. This book is the first major treatment of the use of part-animal – mixanthropic – form in the representation and visual imagination of Greek gods and goddesses, and of i ...