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Angels Of The Grave

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Literary accounts and archaeological evidence make it clear that the inhabitants of the ancient Mediterranean believed that gods and spirits were associated more strongly with some places than others. Although scholars often classify such sites by religious tradition, this chapter examines holy sites that cannot be so easily classified. It examines the manner in which the term angeloi could serve as an occasional explanation for the numinous beings associated with the sites, the reasons that the term angeloi could have meaning for the divergent religious groups that appear to have venerated these sites, and the process by which Christian authorities attempted to establish authority over some foci of angeloi veneration and invocation. The chapter focuses on Mamre in Judea and the Fountain of the Lamps at Corinth, and compares those sites with the Bethesda Pool, the Fountain of Anna Perenna, and Chonae, each of which is associated with angeloi.

Keywords:ancient Mediterranean; angels; Bethesda Pool; Christian Reaction; Christianity; invocation; Local Angelos Veneration; Spring: Variations; springs; veneration



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