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Headword: *(eka/thn
Adler number: epsilon,364
Translated headword: Hekate, Hecate
Vetting Status: high
"Some [say that she is] Artemis, others the moon,[1] appearing in strange manifestations for those invoking curses. Her manifestations [are] humans dragon-headed and of immense size, so that the sight stupefies those who see [it]."
Greek Original:
*(eka/thn: oi( me\n th\n *)/artemin, oi( de\ th\n selh/nhn, e)n fa/smasin e)kto/pois fainome/nhn toi=s katarwme/nois. ta\ de\ fa/smata au)th=s drakontoke/faloi a)/nqrwpoi kai\ u(permege/qeis, w(s th\n qe/an e)kplh/ttein tou\s o(rw=ntas.
An approximation of ps.-Nonnus' Commentaries on the Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus [a.k.a. Scholia Mythologica] 39.10. For Hekate see already epsilon 361 and epsilon 363 and again epsilon 365. The present headword is the name of the goddess in the accusative case, which is how it appears in the original source.
[1] Here a crucial phrase is omitted from the original: "and some [say she is] a separate goddess appearing..."
Keywords: Christianity; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; mythology; religion; rhetoric; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 7 February 2007@08:56:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 7 February 2007@09:08:17.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; tweaking) on 31 July 2012@08:23:06.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 21 December 2014@00:23:43.
David Whitehead (typo) on 21 December 2014@04:11:56.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 8 December 2015@03:09:33.


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