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By Jennifer Larson

Greek Nymphs: Myths, Cult, Lore is the 1st entire research of the nymph within the historic Greek global. This well-illustrated booklet examines nymphs as either spiritual and mythopoetic figures, tracing their improvement and value in Greek tradition from Homer throughout the Hellenistic interval. Drawing upon a vast variety of literary and archaeological proof, Jennifer Larson discusses sexually strong nymphs in historic and smooth Greek folklore, using dolls representing nymphs within the socialization of women, the phenomenon of nympholepsy, the nymphs' family with different deities within the Greek pantheon, and the nymphs' function in mythic narratives of city-founding and colonization. The booklet encompasses a survey of the proof for myths and cults of the nymphs prepared by way of nation-state, and a different element of the worship of nymphs in caves during the Greek world.

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