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  HYMEN : Greek god of weddings & the bridal hymn ; mythology ; pictures : HYMENAIOS, HYMENAEUS
HYMENAIOS (Hymen or Hymenaeus) was the god of weddings, or more specifically of the wedding hymn which was sung by the train of the bride as she was led to the house of the groom.
Hymenaios was numbered amongst the Erotes, the youthful gods of love.
Hymenaios appears in Greek art as a winged child carrying a bridal torch in his hand, such as in the image right, depicting the wedding procession of Herakles and Hebe.
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  Hymenaios - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At least since the Italian Renaissance, Hymenaios was generally represented in art as a young man wearing a garland of flowers and holding a burning torch in one hand and wearing a purple vest.
According to a later Romance, Hymenaios was an Athenian youth of great beauty but low birth who fell in love with the daughter of one of the city's wealthiest men.
Hymenaios disguised himself as a woman in order to joined one of these processions, a religious rite at Eleusis where only women went.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hymenaios   (573 words)

 The Spiral Staircase: GOD OF THE WEEK -- Hymenaios
Hymenaios or Hymen was the Greek god of marriage.
Hymenaios killed the pirates, returned the girls to their home, and was granted his bride in reward for his valor.
Another story says that he was a great musician who lost his voice and his life while singing the bridal hymn at the marriage of Dionysus and Ariadne, but that he was brought back to life by the great healer Asclepius.
sarahdeming.typepad.com /spiralstaircase/2007/02/god_of_the_week.html   (565 words)

 Traditional Aesthetics of Erinna's Distaff
The Distaff is not only a lament but a hymenaios, and many of its "feminine" elements are especially suitable for this genre.
The hymenaios, in particular, tends to be a processional song (as opposed to the epithalamion, see e.g.
It is at this point of intersection between the hymenaios and the lament that Erinna's Distaff is positioned.
www.apaclassics.org /AnnualMeeting/04mtg/abstracts/levaniouk.html   (339 words)

 Smouldering Torch
I am Hymenaios — sometimes called Hymenaeus or Hymen — and one of the host of Erotes who serve Aphrodite.
Some say I am Aphrodite’s son by Dionysos (and therefore full brother to Priapus), although I am more usually described as the son of Apollo and one of the Muses, either Kalliope, Ourania, or Terpsikhore.
I am usually represented as a winged and effeminately beautiful youth —somewhat taller and with a more serious expression than my often giddy companion Eros — wearing saffron robes and carrying either a torch to light the bridal procession, or a lute with which to sing the hymenaios, wedding hymn.
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 Hymenaios: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hymenaios was an Athenian youth of great beauty but low birth who fell in love with the daughter of one of the city's wealthiest men, Exception Handler: No article summary found.
Hymenaios disguised himself as a woman and joined the religious rites, Exception Handler: No article summary found.
Hymenaios presided over many of the weddings in Greek mythology (The mythology of the ancient Greeks)
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 Hymenaios: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
[follow hyperlink for more...]), Hymenaios disguised himself as a woman and joined the religious rites.
Hymenaios presided over many of the weddings in Greek mythology (Greek mythology: The mythology of the ancient Greeks), for all the deities and their children.
See Ovid (Ovid: Roman poet remembered for his elegiac verses on love (43 BC - AD 17)) in both Medea (Medea: (Greek mythology) a princess of Colchis who aided Jason in taking the Golden Fleece from her father) and Metamorphoses (Metamorphoses: the word metamorphoses has several meanings:...
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 eclexys » Blog Archive » Hymenaios (for Isabella and Martin)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
What does man live for but to have a girl, use his mind, practice his trade, drink a drink, read a book, and watch the martins wing it for the Amazon and the three-fingered sassafras turn red in October?...
Notes: Hymenaios is the name of the Greek god of marriage, as well as the traditional song of the bridesmaids, but in general it’s also a general-purpose term for a “wedding song”.
The poem makes specific reference to the circumstances of their past, such as having spent long periods of time separated from one another by circumstance, and their having met in the Spanish-speaking world.
www.gordsellar.com /2004/04/06/hymenaios-for-isabella-and-martin   (996 words)

Hymenaios is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
Modern Neopagans view Dionysus in different lights, depending largely on the individual sects and the other gods worshipped by a sect.
In his book The Birth of Tragedy, the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche contrasted Dionysus with the god Apollo as a symbol of the basic, unrestrained life force versus the world of reason, form and beauty represented by the latter.
www.experiencefestival.com /hymenaios   (1385 words)

 Respectus philologicus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Another ritual song, the hymeneal, was sung during procession, which accompanied the bride from her native home to the groom’s house.
The etymology of the Greek hymenaios is not clear; the god of marriage was also called Hymenaios or Hymen1.
Greek hymen means “membrana”, that’s why Hymenaios was considered by later scholars (Scaliger, Pontanus) as a personification of the defloration.
filologija.vukhf.lt /3-8/skirmante.htm   (5224 words)

TIMOTHY, my son, this charge I commit to you in accordance with the prophetic utterances which pointed to you, that inspired by them you may wage the good warfare, holding faith and a good conscience.
By rejecting conscience, certain persons have made shipwreck of their faith, among them Hymenaios and Alexander, whom I have delivered to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.
I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling; also that women should adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in seemly apparel, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly attire but by good deeds, as befits women who profess religion.
www.goarch.org /en/chapel/lectionary.asp?type=epistle&code=154   (230 words)

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