Eshmun


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Eshmun,

Phoenician deity of vegetation who castrated himself to avoid the advances of the goddess Astronae.
Eshmun complex - autocastration. Synonym(s): genital self-mutilation
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Maurice Dunand excavated the pieces between 1963 and 1978 from Sidon's Eshmun Temple, a temple dedicated to the Phoenician healing god, purportedly built by Sidon king Eshmunazar II.
The Bull's Head was excavated from the Temple of Eshmun in Sidon, as part of an excavation undertaken by the Directorate General of Antiquities in 1967.
90 i 18'-20'); "May Melqart (and) Eshmun deliver your land to destruction (and) your people to deportation; may they [uproot] you from your land" (TLC No.
En el monte de la Concepcion habia un templo dedicado a Asklepios, el Eshmun semita, y los montes Sacro y de Despenaperros se asociaban a Kronos/ Saturno y a Hephaistos/Vulcano, los punicos Baal Hammon y Kusor, respectivamente.
Si buscamos la comparativa con la ceca de Malaca, que como hemos visto era el puerto hispano con mas comunicaciones con Siga, el anverso representa al dios Eshmun y en el reverso la estrella de seis puntas, sin relacion posible alguna; Campo, M.
Este culto, heredero del de Tiro, se caracterizaba por un rito anual conocido en el mundo clasico como egersis o despertar del dios, ceremonia que tiene su equivalente en otros "dioses jovenes" fenicios como el Eshmun sidonio o Adonis de Biblos (74), y que habria llevado a los griegos a identificar a estos dioses con heroes divinizados como el Adonis griego, Asclepio y Heracles, caracterizados por experiencias con el trance de la muerte.
En la mitologia fenicia, Eshmun, referido como un ser incomparablemente bello, fue visto por la diosa Astronoe mientras se encontraba de caza, y ella se prendo a el apasionadamente.
With his generals gathered around the rubble of the Temple of Eshmun, where the defeated king had so recently had his thumbs and great toes lopped off, Scipio hailed me as "Brave Oppius," and to a bystander, his words might have rung sincere.
But by the majority of the local population -- especially those who heard Apuleius's speech and those who understood his reference to the mysteries -- the gods were probably conceptualized more in their Punic than in their Roman forms, as Eshmun and Shadrapa, though again this could never be told from Apuleius's Latin text and his scrupulous avoidance before his judge of any reference to local Punic religious protocols.
In an Application for a Turnover Order submitted to the Supreme Court of New York in September, Bogdanos said that the antiquity was excavated on July 8, 1967, from the Temple of Eshmun in Sidon.
No obstante, parece que no pueden ser correctos los paralelismos indicados a veces entre el ardor vital de Eshmun y la intervencion del fuego en la muerte de Baal, porque ambas energias carecen de relacion entre si y porque los vinculos entre ellas se habian basado en una etimologia erronea del nombre Eshmun, que segun una vieja hipotesis tendria que ver con el concepto de fuego (Xella 2001a: 69, 2004: 40).
From Lebanon, there are five or six inscriptions on votive items from the temple of Eshmun near Sidon (R.