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Headword: *qeofori/a
Adler number: theta,198
Translated headword: divine possession
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] religious frenzy.[1]
"The fierce winds of [Atys'] divine possession were cooled."[2]
Greek Original:
*qeofori/a: e)nqousiasmo/s. a)/gria d' au)tou= e)yu/xqh xaleph=s pneu/mata qeufori/hs.
[1] On 'enthusiasm' (in this technical sense) see epsilon 1366.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.220.3-4 (Dioskorides/Dioscorides), by beating his timbrel the Gallus Atys drives away a threatening lion, already at epsilon 4078; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 85-86); (vol. II, 245-246); and further extracts from this epigram at lambda 74, mu 1394, omicron 374, tau 1167, and theta 6. On the Galli, eunuch priests of the Phrygian goddess Kybele (kappa 2586), see gamma 41 and gamma 42.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1965)
Keywords: definition; gender and sexuality; imagery; meter and music; mythology; poetry; religion; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 10 January 2006@13:53:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; cosmetic) on 11 January 2006@03:09:09.
David Whitehead on 1 January 2013@05:37:27.
David Whitehead on 22 March 2016@11:41:56.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 4 November 2018@01:45:15.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keywords) on 17 November 2021@20:38:24.
Catharine Roth (alternative spelling) on 17 November 2021@22:50:55.


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