Pythagoras and the (Were)Wolf

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Abstract

This article examines some complex connections between Pythagorean symbolism and related aspects of ancient Greek mythology concerning wolves, lycanthropy, the colour white, music, Mt. Lykaion in Arcadia , the gods Zeus, Apollo, Artemis and Pan as well as ancient mystical rites of initiation and the philosopher Plato. These connections are at times obscure but well attested in the sources. The article goes through each of them in turn and demonstrates thei r connectivity, along with broader implications in the mythology of the Near East.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-238
Number of pages11
JournalAthens Journal of History
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

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