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The transformation of Hera : a study of ritual, hero, and the goddess in the Iliad.

Author: Joan V O'Brien
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1993.
Series: Greek studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'...an exciting and meticulously detailed exploration of this most enigmatic of Olympian goddesses'-Richard Martin, Princeton University

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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O'Brien, Joan V.
Transformation of Hera.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1993
(OCoLC)648382036
Named Person: Homer.; Hera, (Greek deity); Hera, (Greek deity); Homère.; Hera, (Greek deity); Homer.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joan V O'Brien
ISBN: 0847678075 9780847678075 0847678083 9780847678082
OCLC Number: 26855732
Description: xvi, 248 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Early Hera --
1. The Early History of the Samian Heraion --
2. Samian Cult Statues and Cult Houses --
A. The Literary Tradition for Xoana --
B. Primary Sources for "the Goddess" --
C. The Dual Cult-Statue Phenomenon --
D. The Archaic Attributes of "the Goddess" --
E. Hera's Companions on the Coins --
F. The Cult Houses --
G. Summary of the Fertility Symbolism Linked to the Cult Statue and Cult Houses --
3. Samos' Mistress of Animals and Her Ritual --
A. The Horse-drawn "Chariot" --
B. The Tonaia: The Goddess Arrives, is Bathed, and Tree-Bound --
C. The Pomegranate's Importance and Disappearance --
D. Nursing Demons --
E. The Retheologizing of Samian Hera --
4. Hera's Iliadic Venom and Its Source --
A. Homer's Savage Queen --
B. Mother and Nurse of Cosmogonic Serpents --
5. Hera Argeia, Patron of the Non-Dorian Argolid --
A. Hera, Hora, Hebe, the Hero, and Heracles: The Etymological Problem --
B. Patron of the Argolid and Symbol of Continuity with Its Heroes --
1. The Argolid and Its Heraion at Euboian Prosymna --
2. Mycenaean Reminiscences in Heraian Cult Houses --
3. Hellanikos' Chronicle, "Priestesses of Hera" --
4. Boopis Potnia Here and the Heraion --
5. The Hekatombaia's Roots in a Mycenaean Cult --
6. Patron Mother of Achaean Heroes? --
6. Panhellenic Transformations: From Soaring Life to Scheming Wife, from Life Tamer to Wife Tamer --
A. Tree Bindings, River Gods, and Other Elements Common to Early Heraia --
B. The Impact of the Panhellenic Pantheon on the Early Hera --
C. Transformations of Soaring Life into a Scheming Wife --
D. Potnia Hera, a Tamer of Spouses --
E. The Tamer of Heroes and Horses --
F. Death and New Life for Heroes and Spouses --
Appendix: The Delian and Olympian Heraia.
Series Title: Greek studies.

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