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Man-faced bulls


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    • Man-headed bulls
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    • found: Work cat.: Molinari, N.J. Potamikon, 2016:t.p. (bronze coinage of the man-faced bull) p. iv (bronze coinage featuring a man-faced bull; the roots of the man-faced bull tradition, deeply embedded in the human psyche, are in Old European culture, c. 5th Millennium BC) pp. vii-viii (the man-faced bull; bull with a human face; this iconography is significant both to ancient people and to human beings today; of all the ancient gods it is the man-faced bull that is closest to us; the man-faced bull is much more than a clever depiction of a river-god; the god of water and as such the originating, underlying, and final principle of all things) p. 1 (man-faced bull iconography; the image of the man-faced bull was in use for well over 5,000 years, and spanned an enormous geographical area)
    • found: The Oxford handbook of animals in classical thought and life, 2014, via Oxford handbooks online, Mar. 15, 2017(under Part-Animal Gods: the ancient practice of depicting gods in hybrid form, particularly being partly theriomorphic and partly anthropomorphic; there are numerous hybrid deities, although some of them, such as Pan, Cheiron, and Acheloos, supply copious imagery; the man-faced bull is prevailing hybrid form for Acheloos and other, less famous, river-gods)
    • found: Processes of cultural change and integration in the Roman world, 2015, via Google books, viewed Mar. 15, 2017:p. 61 (the man-faced bull; the earliest Neapolitan didrachms already have the man-faced bull, often identified as Acheloos)
    • found: Koine : Mediterranean studies in honor of R. Ross Holloway, ©2009, via Google books, viewed Mar. 15, 2017:p. 133 (the most characteristic type in Geloan coinage, the man-faced bull, which is identified as the eponymous river god)
    • found: Ancient coinage of Sicily, Gela, via WWW, Mar. 15, 2017(man-headed bull; man-headed bull (the river-god Gelas); man-faced bull)
    • found: Ancient coins depicting a man-faced bull, via Forum Ancient Coins website, Mar. 15, 2017(man-faced bull)
    • found: Wikipedia, Mar. 15, 2017(under Achelous: Man-faced bull iconography was first adapted to represent Achelous by the Etruscans in the 8th century BC, and the Greeks later copied this tradition)
    • found: OCLC, Mar. 15, 2017(titles of visual resources and realia: Doorway of the winged, man-headed bulls; Winged man-headed bull; Contest group of rampant lion attacking stag held by bull-man, and contest pairs, of nude heroes and man-faced bulls; Contest pairs, bull-man wrestling rampant lion, nude heroes wrestling man-faced bulls; Contest pairs, of bull-men wrestling rampant man-faced bulls, with vessel, lion-staff, and ball-staff; Contest with hero fighting rampant man-faced bulls; Hero wrestling bull and bearded hero flanked by rampant man-faced bulls, with crossed pairs of lions in square pattern and many small figures and animals in the field; Robed figure holding four small objects in hand and facing female figure and suppliant goddess, with guilloche-ring over pair of man-faced bulls; Three contest pairs, belted heroes wrestling man-faced bulls, and bull-man wrestling bull; Three contest pairs, of bull-man wrestling rampant lion, belted hero wrestling man-faced bull, and man-faced bull against hero)
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    • 2017-03-15: new
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