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The Syncretisms of Antinous (New)

by Virius Lupus, P Sufenas

Publisher: CreateSpace

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9781456300456, 1456300458

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Antinous, the deified lover of the Roman Emperor Hadrian (117-138 CE), was syncretized to a large number of deities and heroes in his ancient cultus, and the process didn't stop when that cultus ended in the fifth century. Archaeologists, scholars, artists, and admirers of male beauty continued to link him to a great many figures from Greek, Roman, and Egyptian mythology. In this book, you will find out about the familiar as well as the more obscure syncretisms of Antinous, from Hermes to Herakles, Dionysos to the Dioskouroi, Apollon to Apis, Adonis to Attis, Pan to Poseidon, Achilleus to Aristaios, Endymion to Eunostos, Eros to Echmoun, and many more! You will also find resources to guide you in getting to know these syncretisms further, and ideas for devotional practices based upon them.

P. Sufenas Virius Lupus is a founding member of the Ekklesía Antínoou and a contributing member of Neos Alexandria. Lupus' previous book, The Phillupic Hymns (2008), has been called " a marvelous collection, whether you simply want to read it, or incorporate the verses in your own ritual work" (Lupa, Pagan Book Reviews), and has been praised as "A vital entry into a growing field of devotional literature within the modern Pagan movement" (Jason Pitzl-Waters, The Wild Hunt Blog). You can find Lupus' further poetry and writings in Datura: An Anthology of Esoteric Poesis (2010), and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina devotional volumes for Artemis, Hekate, and Isis and Serapis.

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