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Geography/Culture: Greek: Pre-Hellenic. Greece: 39 north by 21.30 east. Athens: 38 north by 23.38 east.
Description: Triple Goddess of agriculture; the Dewy Sisters; Protectors of earth and its produce; Those Who represent the moon as the source of the dew which refreshes the pastures; Those Who insure the fertilisation of earth by the moon's moistures.
Eldest: Aglauros, `Dew-Fall'
The youngest: Herse, `Sprinkling-Dew'
To whom are sacred: dew; branch for scattering dew; snake; ritual basket (containing phallic objects); ritual prostitution.
Festival: Hersephoria -- `Dew-gathering' (at which girls went out under the full-moon of mid-summer to gather dew for sacred purposes).
- Daughters of: Agraulos, below.
- Their titles, attributes and rituals were adopted by: Athene, I-Have-Come-From-Myself, qv.
- See also Finnish Kupala, for a similar dew gathering festival.
Geography/Culture: Greek: Pre-Hellenic. She is said to have been worshipped in Cyprus with human sacrifice.
Linguistic note: alph-gamma-alpha-upsilon-lambda-omicron-sigma, (agaulos), 1) 'dwelling in the field' (of shepherds). 2) 'of oxen'. 3) (of things) 'rural, rustic'.
Description: Goddess of agriculture.
To Whom is sacred: three-roomed house.
Maleassociate: consort Cecrops, ----.
- Mother of Aglauros, below.
- Variant: Agraule.
- Adopted as a title of Athene, I-Have-Come-From-Myself, qv.
- Mother of Herse, below.
- Mother of Pandorosos, below.
Geography/Culture: Greek Pre-Hellenic.
Description: Guardian of secrets.
To Whom are sacred: ritual basket (containing phallic objects).
Maleassociate: consort?/lover?: Ares, ----.
- Mother of: Alcippe, below.
- Her name was adopted as a title of Athene, I-Have-Come-From-Myself, qv.
- One aspect of the Triple Augralides.
- Daughter of Aglauros, above.
- Alternate name for the singular Erinys, Who is linked with the multiple Erinyes.
- Mother of Marpessa, [?\cyc\m\Marpessa],qv.
Alternate meaning: `The-Dew'.
Geography/Culture: Greek: Pre-Hellenic.
Description: Youngest or maiden aspect of Triple Goddess Augralides.
Male associates: sons, Cephalus, ----, and Ceryx, ----, by rapist Hermes, ----.
Source: Kravitz WWGRM.
- Associated with Athene, I-Have-Come-From-Myself. qv.
- Herse is the predecessor of Oreithyia, `She-Who-Rages-On-the-Mountains'.
Source: Graves GMv1 97-100, 171.
- Aspect of Pre-Hellenic Greek Triple Goddess Augralides, above.
- Adopted as a title of Athene, I-Have-Come-From-Myself. [?\cyc\a\Athene], qv.
worked on: September, June 1995; August 1991; July 1990 (and printed).
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