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By Jennifer Larson

Greek Nymphs: Myths, Cult, Lore is the 1st entire examine of the nymph within the old Greek global. This well-illustrated ebook examines nymphs as either spiritual and mythopoetic figures, tracing their improvement and importance in Greek tradition from Homer throughout the Hellenistic interval. Drawing upon a wide diversity of literary and archaeological proof, Jennifer Larson discusses sexually strong nymphs in historic and glossy Greek folklore, using dolls representing nymphs within the socialization of ladies, the phenomenon of nympholepsy, the nymphs' kinfolk with different deities within the Greek pantheon, and the nymphs' function in mythic narratives of city-founding and colonization. The publication contains a survey of the facts for myths and cults of the nymphs prepared by means of countryside, and a unique component of the worship of nymphs in caves in the course of the Greek world.

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