Brill’s New Pauly

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(Παλικοί/Palikoí, Lat. Palici). The P. are twin deities who came from indigenous Sicily and lived in Siculian territory. Their history is nly known to us from literary sources. According to Aeschylus' Aetnaeae , they were sons of Zeus and Thalia, the daughter of Hephaestus. In order to protect herself from Hera's jealousy, Thalia hid in the earth; at birth the children emerged from the earth like resurrected people (their name means 'they who return'). The sanctuary of P. was identified in 1962, close to the lake of Na…

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Lamboley, Jean-Luc (Grenoble), “Palici”, 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 02 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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