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Headword: Νάννακος
Adler number: nu,24
Translated headword: Nannacus, Nannakos
Vetting Status: high
An old man [who came] before Deukalion.
They say that this man was king before Deukalion. Foreseeing the imminent inundation, he brought everyone together into the shrine and made supplication while weeping. And [thus arose] a proverb: "From Nannacus", in reference to very early times.
Greek Original:
Νάννακος: παλαιὸς ἀνὴρ πρὸ Δευκαλίωνος. τοῦτόν φασι βασιλέα γενέσθαι πρὸ τοῦ Δευκαλίωνος: ὃς προειδὼς τὸν μέλλοντα κατακλυσμόν, συναγαγὼν πάντας εἰς τὸ ἱερὸν μετὰ δακρύων ἱκέτευε. καὶ παροιμία: ἀπὸ Ναννάκου, ἐπὶ τῶν πάνυ ἀρχαίων.
cf. alpha 3448, tau 2, tau 71 (and delta 243 for Deukalion).
Keywords: chronology; daily life; mythology; proverbs; religion
Translated by: Meredith Grau on 24 January 2004@12:08:58.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation) on 24 January 2004@13:27:12.
David Whitehead (supplied note; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 25 January 2004@03:27:44.
Elizabeth Vandiver (tweaked translation; raised status) on 24 August 2011@16:03:18.
David Whitehead on 3 June 2013@04:53:20.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation following a suggestion from Brady Kiesling) on 29 December 2016@02:05:13.


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