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Orphic religion

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  • Orphic religion —       a Hellenistic mystery religion, thought to have been based on the teachings and songs of the legendary Greek musician Orpheus. No coherent description of such a religion can be constructed from historical evidence. Most scholars agree that… …   Universalium

  • Religion in ancient Greece — Greek religion encompasses the collection of beliefs and rituals practiced in ancient Greece in the form of both popular public religion and cult practices. These different groups varied enough so that one might speak of Greek religions , though… …   Wikipedia

  • mystery religion — Any of various secret cults of the Greco Roman world. Derived from primitive tribal ceremonies, mystery religions reached their peak of popularity in Greece in the first three centuries AD. Their members met secretly to share meals and take part… …   Universalium

  • Hellenistic religion — Introduction       any of the various systems of beliefs and practices of eastern Mediterranean peoples from 300 BC to AD 300.       The period of Hellenistic influence, when taken as a whole, constitutes one of the most creative periods in the… …   Universalium

  • Orphism (religion) — Orphic mosaics were found in many late Roman villas Orphism (more rarely Orphicism) (Ancient Greek: Ὀρφικά) is the name given to a set of religious[1] beliefs and practices in the ancient Greek and the Hellenistic wo …   Wikipedia

  • Greek religion — Beliefs, rituals, and mythology of the ancient Greeks. Though the worship of the sky god Zeus began as early as the 2nd millennium BC, Greek religion in the established sense began с 750 BC and lasted for over a thousand years, extending its… …   Universalium

  • Orphisme (religion) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Orphisme. Orphée et les animaux sauvages, mosaïque, Dallas Museum of Art L’orphi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • dualism — dualist, n., adj. /dooh euh liz euhm, dyooh /, n. 1. the state of being dual or consisting of two parts; division into two. 2. Philos. a. the view that there are just two mutually irreducible substances. Cf. monism, pluralism. b. the view that… …   Universalium

  • Dionysian Mysteries — Dionysus in Bacchus by Caravaggio The Dionysian Mysteries were a ritual of ancient Greece and Rome which used intoxicants and other trance inducing techniques (like dance and music) to remove inhibitions and social constraints, liberating the… …   Wikipedia

  • epigraphy — epigraphist, epigrapher, n. /i pig reuh fee/, n. 1. the study or science of epigraphs or inscriptions, esp. of ancient inscriptions. 2. inscriptions collectively. [1850 55; EPIGRAPH + Y3] * * * ▪ historiography Introduction  the study of written… …   Universalium

  • Orpheus — Orphean /awr fee euhn, awr fee euhn/, adj. /awr fee euhs, fyoohs/, n. 1. Gk. Legend. a poet and musician, a son of Calliope, who followed his dead wife, Eurydice, to the underworld. By charming Hades, he obtained permission to lead her away,… …   Universalium

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