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Carmanor
(169 words)

(Καρμάνωρ; Karmánōr).

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[1] Cretan seer

A Cretan seer and priest of purification, as such closely connected with  Apollo, the god of ritual purification, and with Delphi, his centre of cult worship. He purifies Apollo and Artemis after the killing of the snake  Python (in Tarrha, Phaestus or Dion on Crete, Paus. 2,30,3; Euseb. Praep. evang. 5,31); in his house Apollo loves the nymph Acacallis who becomes mother of the founding heroes of the Cretan city Elyru…

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) and Lafond, Yves (Bochum), “Carmanor”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 29 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e609270>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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