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Headword: *diktai=on sph/laion
Adler number: delta,1113
Translated headword: Dictaean cave
Vetting Status: high
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Greek Original:
*diktai=on sph/laion.
"Dictaean" means Cretan (from Crete's Mt Dicte: Strabo 10.4.12), and more precisely it is an epithet of Zeus. The "Dictaean cave" is thus the one in which the newborn Zeus was hidden from his father Cronus.
Keywords: geography; mythology
Translated by: Meredith Grau on 23 June 2003@16:11:05.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (moved translation to headword field) on 24 June 2003@00:55:36.
David Whitehead (added note; modified keywords) on 24 June 2003@02:52:26.
David Whitehead on 11 July 2012@06:50:19.


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