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Sacred Marriage in the Rituals of Greek Religion


Aphrodite Avagianou

Contents: Human Marriage Rites - Greek Terminology - Sacred Marriage of Zeus and Hera - List of representations of the Sacred Marriage of Zeus-Hera - Comparison of Representations of Human Marriage to those of Zeus' and Hera's Sacred Marriage - Hades - Kore: Sacred Marriage via abduction - Dramatization of the «first time» in marriage - Divine Rape, Mixes: Demeter Erinys / Melaine and Poseidon Hippios - Demeter - Iasion - The legitimized symmeixis of divine and human via gamos: Dionysus - Basilinna (Athens).