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Moon-god, primarily known from ancient inscriptions, coins and pictorial works; rarely mentioned in literary works [2, vol. 3, 115-118].

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Greek. Μείς/Meís or Μήν/Mḗn, Latin Mensis and Luna [1] (abbreviated L). Often combined with the following epithets (as far as identifiable): cult founder, e.g. M. Φαρνάκου/Pharnákou (‘M., whose cult goes back to Pharnaces’, Strabo 12,3,31); geographical and other attributes, e.g. Μοτελλείτης/Motelleítēs (‘fro…

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Petzl, Georg (Cologne), “Men”, 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 30 November 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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