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12 November 2023

The heyday of the Demeter Cult during the reign of the Spartokids dynasty on Bosporus

Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. History
The heyday of the Demeter Cult during the reign of the Spartokids dynasty on Bosporus

The article is devoted to the general characteristics of Demeter cult in the Bosporus, thread V — beginning III century BC. The author gives account of the main Bosporus sanctuaries of Demeter. During the excavation of cities and necropolis, a lot of terracotta of Demeter and Kore-Persephone was found. Apart from sacral complexes and coroplast products, epigraphic sources, graffiti, paintings and images of an ear on the coins evidence honouring the goddess of fertility in the Bosporus. The priority of ancient rules and traditions in the cult of Demeter was maintained in the course of this period.

Source: Vakhrameieva G. (2018). The heyday of the Demeter Cult during the reign of the Spartokids dynasty on Bosporus. Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. History. 1(136): 11-15

Source web-site: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZSbQjrJM_y6GF2dHgtTe3DrTS6QPPT74/view

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