Pythagoras and the (Were)Wolf

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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.
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JournalAthens Journal of History
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

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Pythagoras and the (Were)Wolf. / Moore, Kenneth.

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