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Hekaerge
(344 words)

(Ἑκαέργη).

[German version]

[1] Epithet of Artemis

Epithet of  Artemis (Clem. Al. Strom. 5,8,48,4f.; EpGr 460,6).

[German version]

[2] Maiden active in the cult of Artemis

A mythical maiden named Aspalis Ameilete H., from the city of Melite in Thessaly, active in the cult of  Artemis. Because she hanged herself in order to escape being raped by the tyrant Tartarus, the virgins made an annual sacrifice t…

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Baudy, Gerhard (Constance) and Ambühl, Annemarie (Groningen), “Hekaerge”, 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 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e505740>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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