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    Turkey / Artemis at Ephesus...the great mother archetype 3000 BCE

    • Talia Green

      Most wealthy Ephesian citizens would have a statue of the greek goddess Artemis stationed outside their house.

    • Cana Gingerich

      The worship of Artemis was almost universal in all parts of Greece and was even adopted into parts of Rome and Ephesus with some changes. Her Latin name changed to Diana instead of Artemis and in Ephesus she was mainly recognized as a fertility goddess.

    • Ailicec Tuesca

      Artemis of Ephesus. Statue from the Amphitheater of Lepcis Magna. The Ephesian Artemis, the "great mother goddess" also mentioned in the New Testament (Acts, 19), was extremely popular in the ancient world, as we might deduce from the fact that copies of her cult statue have been excavated in many parts of the Roman Empire.

    • J. E. Bruce

      The concept of the Artemis of Ephesus type is not uncommon in antiquity. This one is a lovely Roman sculpture from Lepcis Magna, Libya. Now on display at the Archaeological Museum of Tripoli.

    • Bobbi Ensinger

      Artemis statue from the Amphitheater of Lepcis Magna, now in the Archaeological Museum of Tripoli

    • Harie Heyligen

      Artemis statue from the Amphitheater of Lepcis Magna, now in the Archaeological Museum of Tripoli. Anatolian-Greek mythological image from an ancient mother nature. Contrasting it with the current vision on nature, it may invite thoughts like Hegel's description of "the True” as “the Bacchanalian revel in which no member is not drunk". Not to say that we are sober today. Are we missing something like a caring Artemis in our competitive vision on nature?

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    • Trine Paulsen

      Artemis #labyrinth

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