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(Ἑλένη; Helénē, Lat. Helena).

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[1] Beautiful wife of Menelaus ('Helen of Troy')

Goddess who was worshipped at various cult sites in and around Sparta, especially in the Menelaion in  Therapne (Hdt. 6,61; Paus. 3,15,3; Hsch. s.v. Ἑλένεια, [1]). In  Rhodes she had a cult as H. Dendritis (Paus. 3,19,10), in  Cenchreae and  Chios she is a…

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Harder, Ruth Elisabeth (Zürich), Bleckmann, Bruno (Strasbourg), Hoesch, Nicola (Munich) and Lohmann, Hans (Bochum), “Helena”, 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 27 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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