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APPROACH TO THE ROLL OF THE SERPENT IN THE THRACIAN CULTS (I MILLENIUM BC.) - Dra. Ana Mª Vázquez Hoys Espinillera de plata del túmulo Nº 2 de Mogilansk.

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1 APPROACH TO THE ROLL OF THE SERPENT IN THE THRACIAN CULTS (I MILLENIUM BC.) -
Dra. Ana Mª Vázquez Hoys Espinillera de plata del túmulo Nº 2 de Mogilansk Mound. ½ s.IV a.C. Greave(shin-guard) silver-gilt from burial Nº of the tumulus Mogilanska Mound, Vtratsa, middle of the 4th. C B.C.Museum of

2 2.My research: Snake cult in
Grateful and Precisions .No feminist No difusonist 2.My research: Snake cult in 1.Ancient mediterranean cults 2.Mesopotamia 3.Egypt 4.Prerroman Iberia/Roman Spain 5.Grecian cults or imagens

3 3.THRACE Importance of European/Thracian areas, origin of many
Scrips and cults Gradesnica, Dispilio, VinCa, Sitovo

4 4.Thracian cults Mother-Goddess-Serpent -Earth-Paredro-Nenkovo, Bulgaria), Letnitsa treasure

5 5.Traditional Theories Oriental origin of our mediterranean culture
Egyptian hieroglyphs ,cuneiform scrip, phoenician alphabet

6 6.New Theories: Ancient scripts : Unity from Neolithic Power of peoples of limits: Thrace and Iberia: Huelva Script from Megalithic times Paleolithic signs a.C.

7 Votive tablet from the cult to Dionysus (3 c.)
7. Possible origin in Thrace of many cults in relation with Great Neolithic Goddess of fertility and eternal life and its paredroi , relationed with the serpent (Rogozen, Mogilanska)                                                                                                                                                Votive tablet from the cult to Dionysus (3 c.) Dionisos-Sabazio,Orpheus-Thracian Horseman Golden vass of Borovo treasure with iniciation scene, Snake in rigt hand of Demeter?; Votive tablet from the cult to Dionysus (3 c.)

8                                                                                               . 8. Orpheus and Euridyce Dead of Eurídice (1636/37) Erasmus Quellinus Museo del Prado Orfeo in wall painter of Pompeya house                  : Kadmos and the dragon Side B: Pan, bust of Hermes, young Satyr

9                                     St. George. 9 OPOSITION BETWEEN DEITIES Earth -Moon Sun

10 10. BENDIS Cthonic Goddess: Inmortality Moon Snake

11 11. DIONISIO-ZAGREUS Son of Semele and a Snake God/Zeus

12 Neolithic snake Goddess
12. Opposition from Neolithic to historical times serpent<--> sun                                                              Votive relief from Galene. It represents a Thracian horseman-hero and bears an inscription with his name: "Jason". Dated to the 1st century B.C. Neolithic snake Goddess

13 13. Hypothesis/Conclusions
                                                                                    Reproducción: GUERRERO CRISTIANO 13. Hypothesis/Conclusions 1.Snake important autochthonous goddess ? 2. Earthian power of Neolithical Great Goddess ? Fertilty-life and death 3. Opposition Pre-indoeuropean –Indoeuropean cultures symbols ? The Great and eternal ennemy ?

14 14. Ex Occidente Lux The Phoenicians came to the West to recover the lost market of metales(copper) in the I millenium Riotinto, Rodalquilar, Cástulo, Almadén, Sierra Almagrera The mining wealth of the Iberian Peninsula justifies its importance from the Calcolítico a.C. mining wealth of the Iberian Peninsula justifies its importance from the Calcolítico

15 15.FINALLY I believe that the cults to the serpent in Greece and Rome are a pervivencia of the preindeuropeans cults, of which Thracian was the origin. And that the importance of these cults related to serpents in Thracia and Iberia agrees in indicating zones of much wealth

16 16.HYPOTHESIS FINAL The serpent was in the ancient world , in meny places, also in Thrace , in addition to all the this (fertility, fecundity, eternal life in relation with a Great Goddes) one nails wealth indicator HERAKLES &Hesperides Garden Alexander & son of serpent Cistophoroi: Coin &serpent: To Nº 1, please And one independent and very important deity wo remains


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