Thursday, April 19, 2007

More from Hall's book...

Horae: "In Greek and Roman mythology spirits who personified the Seasons. As such they carry flowers and fruit. They gave their name to the Hours, which in a later era they came to represent. They are the female attendants of Aurora, the dawn, and also of Luna (Selene) whose daughters they were. Their number varies, generally not less than three. They are sometimes depicted with butterfly's wings." [Hall also notes: "By a quite separate tradition the Seasons are also represented by four deities - Venus, Ceres, Bacchus, and Boreas."]

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