Sabazios and the Phrygian moon-god ‚Men‘

The Atlantic Religion

Note the 'lunar' crest - you can it is Sabazios because he has his foot on a bull... Just like in Mithraism Note the ‚lunar‘ crest – you can it is Sabazios because he has his foot on a bull… Just like in Mithraism

Sabazios was obviously a god of some prominence in ancient Thracian religion. To the syncretising Greeks and Romans of the Hellenistic age and late antiquity he came to be seen as equivalent to Dionysus – even considered to be an aspect of Dionysus which played an important role in the ‚Orphic‘ mysteries, which were among the more important and influential of the classical age.

An intriguing feature of the devotional ‚Sabazios hands‘ (invariably in Europe)from the later Roman Empire is that the god is sometimes depicted wearing ‚lunar horns‘ of the type often seen with Roman and Greek statuary of Diana and Artemis. It occurred to me that Sabazios might somehow be related to another masculine lunar god of late antique Asia Minor, who was known as ‚Men‚. Men’s cult was venerated not just in ancient…

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