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Dusares
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At the head of the Nabataean pantheon was the god Dusares (e.g. in Tert. Apol. 24,8; Nabatean Dušarā/dw-šr; Δουσαρης in Greek inscriptions) (Répertoire d'Épigraphie Sémitique (=RES) 1401; CIS II 350,3-4). His name (‘he from the Šarā[-mountains]’) shows him as a local mountain or  weather god of the  Petra [1] region. The oldest evidence for the name of this deity dates from c. 96/95 BC, an inscription from the Triclinium of Aṣlaḫ in Petra (RES 1432).

More insight into the character of this god is provided by bilingual inscriptions, which mention his nam…

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Niehr, Herbert (Tübingen), “Dusares”, 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 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12221440>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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