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Echidne, She-Viper.
[to Whom the first day of October, day 274, is dedicated]

Geography/Culture: Libya.
Description: Half beautiful woman, half-speckled serpent, Goddess of death, the underworld (perhaps winter) and prophesy; [Ruler of the year].
To Whom Sacred: snake, especially viper; snake venom; male human sacrifice.
Male Associates: sons, Ceberus, the three-headed hound of hell; the Chimaera, a fire-breathing goat with lion's head and serpent's body); Orthrus, (two-headed hound of Geryon) who fathered on Her the Nemean lion. All of these, except Ceberus, were calendar emblems, suggesting Her rulership of the year. Consort, Typhon, Stupefying-Smoke, Hot-Wind, or Hurricane, destructive storm god.

Source: Graves GMv1 27; ibid GMv2 389.
Styx, The-Hateful.
Alternate meaning: Hateful.

Geography/Culture: Greek, Hellenic.
Description: {Goddess of death}; Eponym of the Underworld river; She by Whom the Deities swear their most sacred oaths.
Male Associates: consort, the Titan Pallas; sons, Kratos, Power and Zelos, Zeal {who is possibly a Daughter}.

Source: Kravitz WWGRM 217.
worked on: September, June 1995; August 1991; July 1990.
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