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  Dodona - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The shrine of Dodona was the oldest Hellenic oracle, according to the fifth-century historian Herodotus and in fact dates to pre-Hellenic times, perhaps as early as the second millennium BCE.
Priests and priestesses in the sacred grove interpreted the rustling of the oak (or beech) leaves to determine the correct actions to be taken.
At Dodona, Zeus joined a pre-Greek name to his own and was worshipped there as "Zeus Molossos" or as "Zeus Naios." Originally an oracle of the Mother Goddess, the oracle was shared by Zeus and Dione (whose name, like "Zeus," simply means "deity").
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Dodona is situated in northwestern Greece, in the region of Epirus.
During the 13th and 14th centuries BCE the worship of the Pelasgian god Zeus was beginning to be established in Dodona, and the original earth goddess was renamed "Diona" and subsequently became the wife of Zeus (Dias).
Although Dodona became the religious and political center of northwestern Greece it was never as influential as the oracle of Apollo at Delphi.
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The shrine of Dodona is extremely ancient, and dates to pre-Hellenic times.
Dodona was a regional powerhouse by that time, the Oracle at Dodona never eclipsed the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi.
In 167 BCE, Dodona was once again destroyed and rebuilt 31 BCE by Emperor Augustus.
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 Dodona's Grove - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dodona's Grove (1640) is a historical allegory by James Howell, making extensive use of tree lore.
This curiosity purports to be a history of Europe since the accession of James I of England put into an allegorical form in which the roles of the various Kings, princes and nobles are taken by various trees.
In England at the time of the publication of Dodona's Grove, the dominant paradigm for the writing of allegorical romance, particularly when of a political nature was John Barclay's Argenis, a work which told the story of the religious conflict in France under Henry III and IV.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dodona's_Grove   (734 words)

 Sanctuary of Dodona
The sanctuary of Dodona is in the northwestern Greece, 22 km south of Ioannina.
The sanctuary lies in the midst of a narrow valley on the eastern slopes of Mt Tomaras.
According to the "Argonuatica" Jason came to Dodona on the advice of Athena to fetch a branch from the prophetic Oak-tree and mount it on the prow of his ship, to guide them on the way and to guard them from the dangers of their perilous voyage.
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 Perseus Site: Dodona   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Dodona, Dione Temples: Western of the two temples of Dione, from SE Dodona, Dione Temples: Southern wall of the western temple of Dione, fromW-SW Dodona, Dione Temples: North wall of the western temple of Dione, from SE Dodona, Dione Temples: Remains of two small temples E of main temenos of Zeus
Dodona, Temenos of Zeus Naios: Temenos wall of Zeus Naios, from above and NW Dodona, Temenos of Zeus Naios: Temple at the Temenos of Zeus Naios, from N
Dodona, Temenos of Zeus Naios: Oak tree in temenos of Zeus Naios, from E
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 Dodona: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Dione in greek mythology is a vague goddess presence who has her most concrete form in book v of homers iliad as the mother of aphrodite: aphrodite...
Pausanias was greek traveller and geographer of the 2nd century a.d., who lived in the times of hadrian, antoninus pius and marcus aurelius....
The council of ephesus was held in ephesus, asia minor in 431 under emperor theodosius ii, grandson of theodosius the great....
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 Dodona - Webled.com
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[ Dodona is situated in northwestern Greece, in the region of Epirus.
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 www.georama.gr   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
One arrived in Libya and one in Dodona where it landed on an oak and speaking in human voice asked that Zeus' Oracle should be established there.
This change in the Oracle's myth of foundation is probably derived from Dodona's efforts to emphasize its antiquity vis-a-vis Delphi as well as from a change in the method of divination which had taken place by the time Herodotus,usually a very astute observer of people's customs, visited the site.
Following the destiny of all other Hellenic Oracles, Dodona survived during the Roman era and was finally silenced in the 4th century AD by emperor Theodosius the Great who decreed the cessation of all public activities related to the Hellenic dodecatheon.
www.georama.gr /eng/history/oracles/01.html   (736 words)

 USS Theodore Roosevelt Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Sailors were making their way to the other side of the mountain, into the valley city of Dodona, which is said to be the oldest town in Epirus.
In 219 B.C. the Aerolians invaded and burned the temple at Dodona to the ground.
Dodona and its surroundings were the highlight of the trip for many Sailors.
www.tr.surfor.navy.mil /News_Stories_html/stories_html/NEWS_Story161.htm   (1263 words)

The shrine of Dodona was the oldest Hellenic oracle, according to the fifth-century historian Herodotus and in fact dates to pre-Hellenic times, perhaps as early as the second millennium BC.
This mythic element says that the oracles of Ammon at the oasis of Siwa in Libya and of Dodona in Thessaly were equally old, but similarly transmitted by Phoenician culture, and that the seeresses — Herodotus does not say "sibyls" —; were women.
Remains of the sanctuary of Zeus Dodonaios (11) in Dodona.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Cities/Dodona.html   (1020 words)

 __/ Hellenic Republic - Ministry of Foreign Affairs \__   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Oracle of Dodona is the oldest oracle in the entire Hellenistic world, constructed approximately 1000 B.C. As Hesiodus mentions, Zeus himself claimed the Oracle as belonging to him.
Dodona's archaeological site is comprised of the following monuments: The Temple of Zeus or Sacred House that was originally located outdoors (near the Sacred Oaktree), the Vouleuterion, the Prytaneion (this is where Zeus' priests lived), the Acropolis, the Stadium (this has not been completely excavated) and the Theatre.
The Theatre of Dodona is one of the largest theatres in Greece (18.000 seats) and was built during the 3rd century B.C. It is comprised, as all ancient theatres, of a koilon (spectators' seats), a stage, an orchestra whilst there was also a Doric colonnade.
www.mfa.gr /english/greece/through_time/archaeology/ancient_sites/dodoni.html   (515 words)

 The Story of Dodona Manor
By the time of his death in 1959, Marshall had served as Secretary of State, head of the American Red Cross, Secretary of Defense, special presidential emissary to China, and delivered his now famous Harvard speech outlining the European Recovery Program, forever known as the Marshall Plan.
Dodona Manor served as a place of repose for General Marshall and his family.
Once completed, Dodona Manor will give future visitors the opportunity to see an early 19th structure interpreted to the mid 20th century lifestyle of a man with a remarkable legacy and walk around the grounds that Marshall loved.
www.georgecmarshall.org /info/about_dodona.cfm   (668 words)

 Dodona Manor, the Leesburg home of General George Marshall
Dodona Manor is a National Historic Landmark, located in Leesburg, Virginia.
Built in the first half of the 19th century, the house and the surrounding four acres are tangible reminders of a way of life that is rapidly disappearing in what is the third fastest growing county in the nation.
The eighteen years of Marshall ownership and residency, 1941 to 1959, parallel the prolific and remarkable career of one of the most significant and influential individuals of the 20th century...more on Dodona Manor...
www.georgecmarshall.org   (276 words)

 Pagan Gods and Goddess of the Dodona Oracle
Dodona was the oldest of the Pagan Greek oracles, located in the mountains of northern Greece, 5 miles SE of the southern most tip of modern Albania and 30 miles inland from the Ionian Sea.
This is said by the priestesses at Dodona, the oldest of whom is named Promeneia, and the next Timarete, and the youngest Nicandra; and the other servants of the shrine said likewise.
However, Herodotus was correct is stating that the original priestess of Dodona was taken from Egypt, [the second to the temple of Ammon in Libya].
www.goddess.org /vortices/notes/dodona.html   (1111 words)

 Dodona - Pathways to Ancient Myth
Dodona is supposedly the location of the oldest oracle in Greece.
Dodona is mentioned in both the Iliad and the Odyssey.
According to Herodotus, the oracle was a woman who interpreted the rustling of the wind in the oak trees as well as the sounds of copper vessels being struck.
www.calvin.edu /academic/clas/pathways/dodona/ninf.htm   (198 words)

 Final Paper
Dodona is anxious to sell; she is the sister who has never really shown much interest in the business and wants to enjoy the life of a privileged member of high society.
Dodona and Uncle Fleece are working on HJ to gain majority control with the addition of his 25% holding.
HJ is feeling torn and doesn’t know whether to believe Dodona’s plea that Atalanta is forcing herself toward the same premature death as their father or truly invigorated by the work of running the business.
www.uri.edu /artsci/com/swift/COM530a/finalpaper.html   (1534 words)

 deseretnews.com | General's home a piece of history
Now Dodona Manor, the historic Virginia home where he lived from 1941 to his death in 1959, is opening to the public following a six-year, $7 million renovation undertaken by The George C. Marshall Center.
Supporters of the restoration of Dodona Manor in Leesburg hope the house will give history buffs and Marshall fans further insight into the life of one of the most famous and influential men of the mid-20th century — a man whose name is still revered in Europe.
Dodona Manor will be open to visitors the first three weekends of December.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,635163300,00.html   (822 words)

 DODONA - Online Information article about DODONA
Dodona is not unfrequently mentioned by ancient writers.
Thebes, that the oracle of Dodona was founded by an Egyptian priestess who was carried away by the Phoenicians, but says that the See also:
The leaden tablets of the oracle contain no certain example of a response, though there are many questions, varying from matters of public policy or private enterprise to inquiries after stolen goods.
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 ESPN.com - A dog day afternoon at the races
On Wednesday, the dog attacked Dodona, the favorite in the sixth race at Brighton, just as the field was being loaded into the starting gate.
Dodona was finally caught; the dog recaptured by its embarrassed owner.
Crunchy had met Dodona once before and been soundly trounced, but the favorite had not been attacked by a dog that afternoon.
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 Dodona   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The sanctuary of Zeus at Dodona, the oldest oracle in Greece, is currently threatened by highway construction.
It was from an oak in Zeus's sacred grove at Dodona that the prow of Jason's ship was built in the myth of the Argonauts and the Golden Fleece.
Because the god was said to deliver his oracular pronouncements in the sound of rustling oak leaves, it was only natural that this mythological ship timber had the power of speaking and prophesying.
www.cultures.com /features/Greece/dodona/dodona.html   (182 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On a fine summer morning in the year 316 C.E., The Christian farmers of Dodona came with their axes to the great oak.
When the old Goddess became the wife of Zeus and subject to his will, Dodona became the site of an oracle of Zeus and Hera, yet the the oak trees remained.
In their majestic heights Zeus and Hera lived and talked, in the rustling of the shining leaves, their whispers could be clearly heard.
www.kalliston.org /dodonapage.html   (239 words)

 Dodoni (or Dodona)
Dodona art from the National Archaeological Museum of Athens
I visited Dodoni (or Dodona) in the summer of 2000 and I was amazed at the beauty of the scenery and the archaeological site itself.
I turned left and followed the narrow road that snaked diligently around small and large hills until I was confronted with the majestic twin peaks of mount Tomaros (1972m and 1816m tall) at the foot of which Dodoni is nested.
www.greeklandscapes.com /greece/dodoni.html   (804 words)

 Dodona articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Dodona DODONA [Dodona], in Greek religion, the oldest oracle, in inland Epirus, near modern Janina, sacred to Zeus and Dione.
The Argo included a beam cut from the divine tree of Dodona, which could foretell the future.
At the time of Homer, Epirus was known as the home of the oracle of Dodona.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/49686.html   (323 words)

 Ioannina : Side Trips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The first 7km (4 miles) are on a main highway due south (signed to Arta); the turn to the right at about 7km (4 miles) is signed Dodona; you proceed about 3km (2 miles) on a relatively flat road before the final 12km (7 1/2 miles) on an ascending and curving road.
The Oracle of Zeus at Dodona traces its roots back to the early Hellenistic people who had arrived in northwestern Greece by about 2000 B.C. They probably worshipped Zeus, but at Dodona there was already an earth goddess cult with an oracle that might have based its interpretations on the flights of pigeons.
Many ambitious structures, both religious and secular, were erected at Dodona, but the oracle effectively ceased functioning in the 4th century A.D. -- about the time when, it is claimed by some, the original oak died.
www.frommers.com /destinations/print-narrative.cfm?destID=1672&catID=1672010011   (738 words)

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