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Hekate of Sidon

The Hekataion of Sidon shows a triple Hekate surrounded by three dancing nymphs.
The New Mithraeum
8 Aug 2021
Updated on 14 Apr 2022
Marble statuette of Hecate depicted as a triple goddess surrounded by dancers

Marble statuette of Hecate depicted as a triple goddess surrounded by dancers
Carole Raddato, CC BY-SA 2.0


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Statue of Parian marble (H. 0.755; diam. base 0.245).

On a base, in which an inscription (No. 85), a standing triple Hekate, the heads of whom bear a commune polos. The figure is encircled by three dancing Ridder, 67ffNo. 54 and Pl. XXVIII; Will in Syria XXVII, 1950, 167 fig. 1.
La plus curieuse de nos trois pièces, l'Hécataion n° 54, nous fournit d'abord une preuve indirecte de sa date tardive. Cumont a cherché jadis à éclairer le rôle de la déesse infernale dans le mithriacisme (Cumont, Textes et mon., I, p. 140 avec référ.

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