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Headword: Αἰγοφάγος
Adler number: alphaiota,70
Translated headword: Goat-eater
Vetting Status: high
[no gloss]
Greek Original:
Epithet of Zeus, Nicander fr. 99 (Etymologicum Magnum 27.51); of Hera at Sparta, Pausanias 3.15.9 (web address 1) and Hesychius alpha1737.
J.G. Frazer on the Pausanias passage: 'whenever a deity is called the eater of a certain animal, that animal was originally an embodiment of the deity in question'.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: aetiology; geography; mythology; religion; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 October 2002@02:04:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 6 October 2002@04:48:28.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 11 May 2012@06:18:22.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 11 May 2012@21:01:48.
David Whitehead (expanded and tweaked note) on 23 November 2015@03:05:55.


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