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Praxidice
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(Πραξιδίκη/Praxidíkē). Greek goddess of oaths ('Executrix of Justice'), sister of  Zeus Soter and by him mother of Homonoia, Arete (who are also known as the Praxidíkai) and Ctesius (Mnaseas FHG 3, 152 fr. 17). According to Panyassis fr. 18 K Matthews, wife of Tremiles, mother of Tlos, Pinarus, Cragus. The plural Praxidíkai is also found as the byname of a threesome of goddesses (Dionysius of Chalcis FHG 4, 394 fr. 3) and the singular P. as the byname of Persephone (Orph. H. 29,5). An open-air sanctuary of the Praxidíkai was located at Haliartus in Boeotia; only carefull…

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Johannsen, Nina (Kiel), “Praxidice”, 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 17 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1007790>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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