D. is amongst the oldest of the Greek gods. Of all the Greek gods, his cult is the most widespread and his image is depicted most frequently; today, he is still the most fascinating and the most attractive from a modern point of view . At the same time he is mythically one of the most untypical of the Greek gods. Amongst the untypical factors are: his double birth; the fact t…
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Schlesier, Renate (Paderborn) and
Ley, Anne (Xanten),
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