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Dia
(455 words)

(Δῖα, Δία; Dîa, Día).

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[1] Female equivalent of Zeus

The female equivalent of  Zeus, as Diwiya on the Linear B inscriptions from Pylos and Knossos, with her own sanctuary, just as  Poseidon also has his female counterpart in the Mycenaean pantheon [1]. In the post-Mycenaean period the three heroines who can be linked with the Mycenaean…

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), Bloch, René (Berne), Kalcyk, Hansjörg (Petershausen) and Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt), “Dia”, 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 09 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e316220>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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