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  XXXIV. c. Oracles. Vols. I & II: Stories of Gods and Heroes. Bulfinch, Thomas. 1913. Age of Fable
Trophonius, unable to extricate him, and fearing that when found he would be compelled by torture to discover his accomplice, cut off his head.
Trophonius himself is said to have been shortly afterwards swallowed up by the earth.
The oracle of Trophonius was at Lebadea in Bœotia.
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  Trophonius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Trophonius (the Latinate spelling) or Trophonios (in the transliterated Greek spelling) was a Greek hero or daimon or god - it was never certain which one - with a rich mythological tradition and an oracular cult at Lebadaea in Boeotia.
In Greek mythology, Trophonius was a son of Erginus.
The cave of Trophonius was not discovered again until the Lebadaeans suffered a plague, and consulted the Delphic Oracle.
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 Agamedes - LoveToKnow 1911
He is always associated with his brother Trophonius as a wonderful architect, the constructor of underground shrines and grottos for the reception of hidden treasure.
Hyrieus thereupon set a trap in which Agamedes was caught; Trophonius, to prevent discovery, cut off his brother's head and fled with it.
On this spot was the oracle of Trophonius in an underground cave; those who wished to consult it first offered the sacrifice of a ram and called upon the name of Agamedes.
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 Trophonius of Lebadia
Trophonius and his brother Agamedes were famous architects.
The name Trophonius means "to be agitated, excited, or roiled." It was declared that the terrible experiences through which consultants passed in the oracular caverns so affected them that they never smiled again.
The figure above is said to be a reproduction of a statue of Trophonius which was placed on the brow of the hill above the oracle and surrounded with sharply pointed stakes so that it could not be touched.
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 Read about Trophonius at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Trophonius and learn about Trophonius here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Trophonius (the Latinate spelling) or Trophonios (in the transliterated Greek spelling) was a
In Greek mythology, Trophonius was a son of
The cave of Trophonius was not discovered again until the Lebadaeans suffered a plague, and consulted the
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 Trophonius
Trophonius (the Latinate spelling) or Trophonios (in the transliterated Greek spelling) was a Greek hero or daimon or god - it was never certain which one - with a rich mythological tradition and an oracular cult at Lebadaea in Boeotia.
In Greek mythology, Trophonius was a son of Erginus.
The cave of Trophonius was not discovered again until the Lebadaeans suffered a plague, and consulted the Delphic Oracle.
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 www.georama.gr   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Trophonius alone undertook the temple of Apollo at Pagassae as well as his own oracular center in the area of today's Leivadia, where he was worshipped as a god of the underworld and a diviner.
The Oracle of Trophonius was located in the Grove of Leivadia at the left bank of the river Erkynas in which those wishing for a divination had to bathe ritually.
Following the required purification and fasting, the querent was lead by the priests to the spring of Forgetfulness and Remember-ing, then passed by the statue of Trophonius for his blessing and finally taken to the place where the oracle would be experienced by the querent himself.
www.georama.gr /eng/history/oracles/05.html   (503 words)

  
 AGALMATOLITE - LoveToKnow Article on AGALMATOLITE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
He is always associated with his brother Trophonius as a wonderful architect, the constructor of underground shrines and grottos for the reception of hidden treasure.
Hyrieus thereupon set a trap in which Agamedes was caught; Trophonius, to prevent discovery, cut off his brother's head and fled with it.
On this spot was the oracle of Trophonius in an underground cave; those who wished to consult it first offered the sacrifice of a ram and called upon the name of Agamedes.
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 Trophonius: Spiritual - Theosophy Dictionary on Trophonius
Trophonius (Greek) With his brother Agamedes, legendary architect said to have built the temple of Apollo at Delphi, of Poseidon at Mantineia, the treasuries of Augeas in Elis and Hyrieus in Boeotian Hyria, etc.
Agamedes was killed by Trophonius when they were attempting to steal from the treasury of Hyrieus, and later an oracle and cult were dedicated to Trophonius, which included descending into a cave to receive revelations.
Trophonius is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
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 Trophonius -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
In (The mythology of the ancient Greeks) Greek mythology, Trophonius was a son of (Click link for more info and facts about Erginus) Erginus.
Once finished, the oracle told the brothers to do whatsoever they wished for six days and, on the seventh, their greatest wish would be granted.
The cave of Trophonius was not discovered again until the Lebadaeans suffered a plague, and consulted the ((Greek mythology) the oracle at Delphi where a priestess supposedly delivered messages from Apollo to those who sought advice; the messages were usually obscure or ambiguous) Delphic Oracle.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/T/Tr/Trophonius.htm   (581 words)

  
 TROPHONIUS : Greek oracular daemon & hero ; mythology : TROPHONIOS
TROPHONIOS (or Trophonius) was a man who was swallowed up by the earth and transformed into an Oracular Daimon (Spirit).
TROPHO′NIUS (Trophônios), a son of Erginus, king of Orchomenus, or of Apollo.
So on that day he delivered a discourse at the springs of Herkyne, about the origin and conduct of the shrine; for it is the only oracle which gives responses through the person himself who consults it.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 57 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The most common story however is, that he was a son of Erginus, king of Orchomenus, aiid brother of Trophonius.
In the con­ struction of the treasury of Hyrieus, Agamedes and Trophonius contrived to place one stone in such a manner, that it could be taken away outside, and thus formed an entrance to the treasury, without any body perceiving it.
Agamedes and Trophonius now constantly robbed the treasury ; and the king, seeing that locks- and seals were uninjured while his treasures were constantly decreasing, set traps to catch the thief.
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 Italy - Gods/Heroes - ORACLE OF TROPHONIUS
Besides the oracles of Jupiter and Apollo, at Dodona and Delphi, that of Trophonius in Boeotia was held in high estimation.
The oracle of Trophonius was at Lebadea in Boeotia.
During a great drought the Boeotians, it is said, were directed by the god at Delphi to seek aid of Trophonius at Lebadea.
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 Paul Verlaine . Poems of Paul Verlaine
Pausanias describes the ceremonies that were practiced for consulting the oracle of Trophonius.
In the palace there built for the King Hyrieus, they so laid a stone, that it might be taken away, and in the night they crept in through the hole they had thus contrived, to steal the king's treasures.
Trophonius having disappeared that moment, it was given out that the earth had swallowed him on the same spot; and impious superstition went so far as to place this wicked wretch in the rank of the gods, and to consult his oracle with ceremonies equally painful and mysterious.
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 Oracle of Trophonius
Besides the oracles of Jupiter and Apollo, at Dodona and Delphi, that of Trophonius in Boeotia was held in high estimation.
The oracle of Trophonius was at Lebadea in Boeotia.
During a great drought the Boeotians, it is said, were directed by the god at Delphi to seek aid of Trophonius at Lebadea.
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 Classical Myth 2
For this reason the oracle a Dodona was considered the oldest in Greece.
The bees which accompany the figure of Trophonius were sacred because they led the first envoys from Baeotia to the site of the oracle.
A statue of Trophonius was placed on the brow of the hill above the oracle and surrounded with sharply pointed stakes so that it could not be touched.
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 Agamedes - Acadine Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Agamedes was the king of Orchomenus, a celebrated architect, who with Trophonius, his brother, built the temple of Apollo at Delphi.
They were afterwards commissioned to build a treasure-house for king Hyrieus of Hyria, and conceived the idea of loosening one of its stones, so that it could be removed at pleasure.
He set a trap for the thief, and Agamedes was caught, Trophonius, who was still at liberty, slew his brother, fearful that torture would make him betray his guilt.
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 Words and thersites and thersitical and trophonian and trophonius and boeotia and iliad and stentor and hector
Trophonius has a story too, though it must be pieced together from the Homeric Hymn to Apollo, the geographer Pausanias and other ancient sources.
He was a sneaky guy who built, along with his brother Agamedes, a treasury vault for King Hyrieus, but he inserted a removable stone in the wall so that he or his brother could remove it and steal the king's treasures.
Ultimately Agamedes was trapped inside the vault and, to avoid being identified in the plot, Trophonius cut off his brother's head.
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 Agamedes
Together with his brother Trophonius he built the temple of Apollo at Delphi.
The oracle told them to indulge themselves in all pleasures for six days and on the seventh their heart's desire would be granted.
Agamedes got trapped and was unable to free himself, upon which Trophonius cut off his brother's head to make identification impossible.
www.pantheon.org /articles/a/agamedes.html   (142 words)

  
 Chapter 7 - Mathematical model and general conclusions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Unfortunately for this population the ratio of the models to the mimics was not assessed accurately, although the model of the rarer mimic (trophonius) was reported to be rare also (pers.
Even by decreasing the advantages of hippocoonides by increasing massively the protection of trophonius (by increasing the ratio of models to mimics) and the memory of the predators (to strengthen the protection to trophonius), hippocoonides is too common at the outset to be maintained.
The dominant trophonius, however, does slightly better than hippocoonides initially, and as the decline of the andromorphs starts to accelerate (as they lose the sexual selection advantage), trophonius starts to increase rapidly, and hippocoonides again goes into decline as trophonius has an advantage in both natural and sexual selection.
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 Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, page 660   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
But on one occa­sion, when Agamedes was caught in the trap laid by Hyrieus to discover the thief, Trophonius, to save himself from being betrayed as his brother's accomplice, cut off the head of Agamedes.
Being pursued however by the 'ung, he was swallowed up in the earth at Lebadea, and by the com­mand of Apollo a cult and an oracle were dedicated to him as Zeus Trophonius.
According to another story, the brothers, after the completion of the Delphic temple, asked Apollo for a reward, and he pro­mised they should have on the seventh day the best thing that could be given to man; and on that day they both died a peaceful death [Cicero, Tusc.
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 Trophonius - Encyclopedia.com
He and his brother Agamedes built the temple of Apollo at Delphi and the treasury of King Hyrieus.
According to one legend, Trophonius was swallowed up by the earth at Lebadea in Boeotia, which became the site of a famous subterranean oracle.
The weakest is a rather trivial chapter on the cult of Trophonius, the strongest a marvellously evocative account of Greek views of the underworld by Susan Cole.
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 Week 7 - The Magician's Craft
Meat he has in plenty from the sacrifices, for he who descends sacrifices to Trophonius himself and to the children of Trophonius, to Apollo also and Cronus, to Zeus surnamed King, to Hera Charioteer, and to Demeter whom they surname Europa and say was the nurse of Trophonius.
After his ascent from Trophonius the inquirer is again taken in hand by the priests, who set him upon a chair called the chair of Memory, which stands not far from the shrine, and they ask of him, when seated there, all he has seen or learned.
Those who have descended into the shrine of Trophonius are obliged to dedicate a tablet on which is written all that each has heard or seen.
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 AllRefer.com - Trophonius (Folklore And Mythology) - Encyclopedia
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He and his brother Agamedes built the temple of Apollo at Delphi and the treasury of King Hyrieus.
According to one legend, Trophonius was swallowed up by the earth at Lebadea in Boeotia, which became the site of a famous subterranean oracle.
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