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Hathor

Definition
Hathor was a major goddess in ancient Egyptian religion who played a wide variety of roles, including a sky goddess and patron of music, dance, joy, love, sexuality, and maternal care.
Type
Deity, Concept

Hebe

Definition
Hebe, in ancient Greek religion and mythology, often given the ephitet Ganymeda (meaning "Gladdening Princess"), is the goddess of youth or the prime of life.
Type
Deity, Concept

Fortuna

Definition
Fortuna (equivalent to the Greek goddess Tyche) is the goddess of fortune and the personification of luck in Roman religion
Type
Deity, Concept

Hydra

Definition
The Lernaean Hydra or Hydra of Lerna, more often known simply as the Hydra, is a serpentine water monster in Greek and Roman mythology. Its lair was the lake of Lerna in the Argolid, which was also the site of the myth of the Danaïdes. Lerna was reputed to be an entrance to the Underworld, and archaeology has established it as a sacred site older than Mycenaean Argos. In the canonical Hydra myth, the monster is killed by Heracles (Hercules) as the second of his Twelve Labors.
Type
Deity, Concept

Horus

Definition
Horus or Heru, Hor, Har in Ancient Egyptian, is one of the most significant ancient Egyptian deities who served many functions, most notably as god of kingship and the sky. He was worshipped from at least the late prehistoric Egypt until the Ptolemaic Kingdom and Roman Egypt.
Type
Deity, Concept

Hippocamp

Definition
The hippocampus or hippocamp, often called a sea-horse in English, is a mythological creature shared by Phoenician, Etruscan, Pictish, Roman and Greek mythology, though its name has a Greek origin. The hippocampus has typically been depicted as having the upper body of a horse with the lower body of a fish.
Type
Deity, Concept

Hyacinth

Definition
Hyacinth or Hyacinthus is a gentle and clever divine hero and a lover of Apollo from Greek mythology. His cult at Amyclae southwest of Sparta dates from the Mycenaean era.
Type
Deity, Concept

Hermes

Definition
Hermes is an Olympian deity in ancient Greek religion and mythology. Hermes is considered the herald of the gods.
Type
Deity, Concept

Hera

Definition
Hera is the goddess of women, marriage, family and childbirth in ancient Greek religion and mythology, one of the twelve Olympians and the sister and wife of Zeus.
Type
Deity, Concept

Hygieia

Definition
Hygieia is a goddess from Greek, as well as Roman, mythology. Hygieia is a goddess of health, cleanliness and hygiene.
Type
Deity, Concept

Iolaus

Definition
Iolaus was a Theban divine hero. He was famed for being Heracles' nephew and for helping with some of his Labors, and also for being one of the Argonauts.
Type
Deity, Concept

Herophile

Definition
Herophile was a mythical sibyl, or prophet, of Delphi.
Type
Deity, Concept

Isis

Definition
Isis was a major goddess in ancient Egyptian religion whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world. In the Hellenistic period (323–30 BCE), when Egypt was ruled and settled by Greeks, Isis was worshipped by Greeks and Egyptians, along with a new god, Serapis. Their worship diffused into the wider Mediterranean world.
Type
Deity, Concept

Jupiter

Definition
Jupiter is the god of the sky and thunder and king of the gods in ancient Roman religion and mythology.
Type
Deity, Concept

Justitia

Definition
Lady Justice (Latin: Iustitia) is an allegorical personification of the moral force in judicial systems.
Type
Deity, Concept

Jason

Definition
Jason was an ancient Greek mythological hero and leader of the Argonauts, whose quest for the Golden Fleece featured in Greek literature. He was the son of Aeson, the rightful king of Iolcos.
Type
Deity, Concept

Mars

Definition
In ancient Roman religion and myth, Mars was the god of war and also an agricultural guardian, a combination characteristic of early Rome. He was the son of Jupiter and Juno, and he was the most prominent of the military gods in the religion of the Roman army.
Type
Deity, Concept

Juno

Definition
Juno was an ancient Roman goddess, the protector and special counsellor of the state. She was equated to Hera, queen of the gods in Greek mythology.
Type
Deity, Concept

Maenad

Definition
In Graeco-Roman mythology, a maenad is a female follower of Dionysus or Bacchus.
Type
Deity, Concept

Lamia

Definition
Lamia in ancient Greek mythology, was a child-eating monster and, in later tradition, was regarded as a type of night-haunting spirit (daemon).
Type
Deity, Concept

Luna

Definition
In ancient Roman religion and myth, Luna is the divine embodiment of the Moon.
Type
Deity, Concept

Minotaur

Definition
In Greek mythology, the Minotaur is a mythical creature portrayed during classical antiquity with the head and tail of a bull and the body of a man. He dwelt at the center of the Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus, on the command of King Minos of Crete. The Minotaur was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus.
Type
Deity, Concept

Nemean Lion

Definition
The Nemean lion was a monster in Greek mythology that lived at Nemea. Eventually, it was killed by Heracles (Hercules).
Type
Deity, Concept

Mercury

Definition
Mercury is a major god in Roman religion and mythology, being one of the 12 Dii Consentes within the ancient Roman pantheon. He is the god of financial gain, commerce, eloquence, messages, communication (including divination), travelers, boundaries, luck, trickery, and thieves; he also serves as the guide of souls to the underworld.
Type
Deity, Concept

Medusa

Definition
In Greek mythology, Medusa also called Gorgo, was one of the three monstrous Gorgons, generally described as winged human females with living venomous snakes in place of hair.
Type
Deity, Concept

Neoptolemus

Definition
Neoptolemus, originally called Pyrrhus at birth, was the son of the warrior Achilles and the princess Deidamia, and the brother of Oneiros. He became the mythical progenitor of the ruling dynasty of the Molossians of ancient Epirus.
Type
Deity, Concept

Marsyas

Definition
In Greek mythology, the satyr Marsyas is a central figure in two stories involving music: in one, he picked up the double oboe (aulos) that had been abandoned by Athena and played it; in the other, he challenged Apollo to a contest of music and lost his hide and life.
Type
Deity, Concept

Minerva

Definition
Minerva is the Roman goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare, justice, law, victory, and the sponsor of arts, trade, and strategy.
Type
Deity, Concept

Melqart

Definition
Melqart (also Melkarth or Melicarthus) was the tutelary god of the Phoenician city-state of Tyre and a major deity in the Phoenician and Punic pantheons. Often titled the "Lord of Tyre" (Ba‘al Ṣūr), he was also known as the Son of Baal or El (the Ruler of the Universe), King of the Underworld, and Protector of the Universe.
Type
Deity, Concept

Nemea

Definition
Nemea is a nymph associated with the ancient city of Nemea in the Argolid, the daughter of Asopus or Zeus.
Type
Deity, Concept

Oceanus

Definition
In Greek mythology, Oceanus was a Titan son of Uranus and Gaia, the husband of his sister the Titan Tethys, and the father of the river gods and the Oceanids, as well as being the great river which encircled the entire world.
Type
Deity, Concept

Nephthys

Definition
Nephthys or Nebet-Het in ancient Egyptian was a goddess in ancient Egyptian religion. A member of the Great Ennead of Heliopolis in Egyptian mythology, she was a daughter of Nut and Geb. Nephthys was typically paired with her sister Isis in funerary rites.
Type
Deity, Concept

Osiris

Definition
Osiris is the god of fertility, agriculture, the afterlife, the dead, resurrection, life, and vegetation in ancient Egyptian religion.
Type
Deity, Concept

Neptune

Definition
Neptune is the god of freshwater and the sea in Roman religion.
Type
Deity, Concept

Nike

Definition
In ancient Greek civilization, Nike was a goddess who personified victory. Her Roman equivalent was Victoria.
Type
Deity, Concept

Orpheus

Definition
Orpheus in Greek mythology was a Thracian bard, legendary musician and prophet.
Type
Deity, Concept

Nergal

Definition
Nergal was a Mesopotamian god worshiped through all periods of Mesopotamian history, from Early Dynastic to Neo-Babylonian times, with a few attestations indicating that his cult survived into the period of Achaemenid domination. He was primarily associated with war, death, and disease, and has been described as the "god of inflicted death".
Type
Deity, Concept

Pelops

Definition
Pelops was king of Pisa in the Peloponnesus region. He was venerated at Olympia, where his cult developed into the founding myth of the Olympic Games.
Type
Deity, Concept

Pan

Definition
In ancient Greek religion and mythology, Pan is the god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature of mountain wilds, rustic music and impromptus, and companion of the nymphs.
Type
Deity, Concept

Persephone

Definition
In Greek mythology, Persephone, also called Kore or Kora, is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter. She is both a vegetation goddess and the queen of the Underworld, following her abduction by Hades.
Type
Deity, Concept

Philoctetes

Definition
Philoctetes, or Philocthetes, according to Greek mythology, was the son of Poeas, king of Meliboea in Thessaly, and Demonassa or Methone. He was a Greek hero, famed as an archer, and a participant in the Trojan War.
Type
Deity, Concept

Proserpina

Definition
Proserpina is an ancient Roman goddess whose cult, myths and mysteries were combined from those of Libera, an early Roman goddess of wine. She is the Roman equivalent to the Greek, Persephone.
Type
Deity, Concept

Pluto

Definition
In ancient Greek religion and mythology, Pluto was the ruler of the Greek underworld. The earlier name for the god was Hades, which became more common as the name of the underworld itself. Pluto represents a more positive concept of the god who presides over the afterlife.
Type
Deity, Concept

Procris

Definition
In Greek mythology, Procris was an Athenian princess as the third daughter of Erechtheus, king of Athens and his wife, Praxithea, daughter of Phrasimus and Diogeneia. Homer mentions her in the Odyssey as one of the many dead spirits Odysseus saw in the Underworld.
Type
Deity, Concept

Protesilaus

Definition
Protesilaus was a hero in the Iliad who was venerated at cult sites in Thessaly and Thrace.
Type
Deity, Concept

Phrixus

Definition
In Greek mythology Phrixus was the son of Athamas, king of Boeotia, and Nephele (a goddess of clouds).
Type
Deity, Concept

Pietas

Definition
Pietas, or "filial piety", was one of the chief virtues among the ancient Romans. Pietas was the divine presence in everyday life that cautioned humans not to intrude on the realm of the gods.
Type
Deity, Concept

Perpetuitas

Definition
Perpetuitas is the Roman personification of permanence.
Type
Deity, Concept

Remus

Definition
Remus is the twin brother of Romulus, the founder of Rome.
Type
Deity, Concept

Saturn

Definition
Saturn was a god in ancient Roman religion, and a character in Roman mythology. He was described as a god of generation, dissolution, plenty, wealth, agriculture, periodic renewal and liberation. Saturn's mythological reign was depicted as a Golden Age of plenty and peace. After the Roman conquest of Greece, he was conflated with the Greek Titan Cronus.
Type
Deity, Concept

Scylla

Definition
In Greek mythology, Scylla is a legendary monster who lives on one side of a narrow channel of water, opposite her counterpart Charybdis.
Type
Deity, Concept

Sabazius

Definition
Sabazios is the horseman and sky father god of the Phrygians and Thracians. Though the Greeks interpreted Phrygian Sabazios as both Zeus and Dionysus, representations of him, even into Roman times, show him always on horseback, wielding his characteristic staff of power.
Type
Deity, Concept

Rhea Silvia

Definition
Rhea (or Rea) Silvia was the mythical mother of the twins Romulus and Remus, who founded the city of Rome.
Type
Deity, Concept

Rhodus

Definition
In Greek mythology, Rhodos/Rhodus or Rhode, was the goddess and personification of the island of Rhodes and a wife of the sun god Helios.
Type
Deity, Concept

Salus

Definition
Salus was the Roman goddess of safety and well-being (welfare, health and prosperity) of both the individual and the state.
Type
Deity, Concept

Rodon

Definition
Rodon or Redon is a god of the sea in Illyrian mythology.
Type
Deity, Concept

Sphinx

Definition
A sphinx is a mythical creature with the head of a human, the body of a lion, and the wings of an eagle. In Greek tradition, the sphinx is a treacherous and merciless being with the head of a woman, the haunches of a lion, and the wings of a bird. According to Greek myth, she challenges those who encounter her to answer a riddle, and kills and eats them when they fail to do so.
Type
Deity, Concept

Serapis

Definition
Serapis is a Graeco-Egyptian syncretic deity. The cult of Serapis was introduced during the third century BC on the orders of Pharaoh Ptolemy I Soter of the Ptolemaic Kingdom as a means to unify the Greeks and Egyptians in his realm.
Type
Deity, Concept

Tarpeia

Definition
In Roman mythology, Tarpeia, daughter of the Roman commander Spurius Tarpeius, was a Vestal virgin who betrayed the city of Rome to the Sabines at the time of their women's abduction for what she thought would be a reward of jewelry. She was instead crushed to death and her body cast from the southern cliff of Rome's Capitoline Hill, thereafter called after her the Tarpeian Rock (Rupes Tarpeia).
Type
Deity, Concept

Silenus

Definition
In Greek mythology, Silenus was a companion and tutor to the wine god Dionysus.
Type
Deity, Concept

Selene

Definition
In Greek mythology, Selene is the goddess of the Moon.
Type
Deity, Concept

Silvanus

Definition
Silvanus was a Roman tutelary deity of woods and uncultivated lands, perhaps from the Etruscan Selvans.
Type
Deity, Concept

Tanit

Definition
Tanit (Punic: 𐤕𐤍𐤕) was a Punic goddess. She was the chief deity of Carthage alongside her consort Baal-Hamon. She is worshipped as Dea Caelestis in Romanized Carthage.
Type
Deity, Concept

Spes

Definition
In ancient Roman religion, Spes was the goddess of hope.
Type
Deity, Concept

Tyche

Definition
Tyche was the presiding tutelary deity who governed the fortune and prosperity of a city, its destiny. In Classical Greek mythology, she is the daughter of Aphrodite and Zeus or Hermes.
Type
Deity, Concept

Thetis

Definition
Thetis is a figure from Greek mythology with varying mythological roles. She mainly appears as a sea nymph, a goddess of water, and one of the 50 Nereids, daughters of the ancient sea god Nereus.
Type
Deity, Concept

Triptolemus

Definition
In Greek mythology, Triptolemus is a figure connected with the goddess Demeter of the Eleusinian Mysteries.
Type
Deity, Concept

Triton

Definition
Triton is a Greek god of the sea, the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, god and goddess of the sea respectively.
Type
Deity, Concept

Telesphorus

Definition
In ancient Greek religion, Telesphorus was a minor child-god of healing. He was a possible son of Asclepius and frequently accompanied his sister Hygieia. He was depicted as a dwarf whose head was always covered with a cowl hood or cap.
Type
Deity, Concept

Tellus

Definition
In ancient Roman religion and mythology, Tellus Mater or Terra Mater ("Mother Earth") is the personification of the Earth.
Type
Deity, Concept

Tiberinus

Definition
Tiberinus (or Tiber) is the Roman personification of the Tiber River, which runs through Rome.
Type
Deity, Concept

Tranquillitas

Definition
In Roman mythology, Tranquillitas was the personification of tranquility. Tranquillitas seems to be related to Annona (the goddess of the corn harvest from Egypt) and Securitas, implying reference to the peaceful security of the Roman Empire.
Type
Deity, Concept

Ubertas

Definition
Ubertas, sometimes Fertilitas or Uberitas, is the Roman personification of wealth.
Type
Deity, Concept

Venus

Definition
Venus is a Roman goddess, whose functions encompassed love, beauty, desire, sex, fertility, prosperity, and victory. In Roman mythology, she was the ancestor of the Roman people through her son, Aeneas, who survived the fall of Troy and fled to Italy.
Type
Deity, Concept

Zeus

Definition
Zeus is the sky and thunder god in ancient Greek religion, who rules as king of the gods of Mount Olympus.
Type
Deity, Concept

Vulcan

Definition
Vulcan is the god of fire including the fire of volcanoes, deserts, metalworking and the forge in ancient Roman religion and myth. He is often depicted with a blacksmith's hammer. His Greek counterpart is Hephaestus, the god of fire and smithery. In Etruscan religion, he is identified with Sethlans.
Type
Deity, Concept

Victory

Definition
Victoria, in ancient Roman religion, was the personified goddess of victory. She is the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Nike, and was associated with Bellona.
Type
Deity, Concept

Vesta

Definition
Vesta is the virgin goddess of the hearth, home, and family in Roman religion. She was rarely depicted in human form, and was often represented by the fire of her temple in the Forum Romanum.
Type
Deity, Concept

Zeus Velchanos

Definition
Velchanos is a Bronze Age Minoan god of vegetation that was worshipped on Greece. The Myceneans identified Velchanos as their god, Zeus. Zeus Velchanos is represented with a cock on his lap on the coinage of Phaistos.
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Deity, Concept

Virtus

Definition
In Roman mythology, Virtus was the deity of bravery and military strength, the personification of the Roman virtue of virtus.
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Deity, Concept

7 1/2 unit

Definition
An ancient denomination with the value of 7 1/2 units
Type
Denomination, Concept

Zeus Eleutherios

Definition
An epithet of Zeus referring to his role as "liberator."
Type
Deity, Concept

Münzkabinett im LWL-Museum

Definition
The Coin Cabinet at the LWL Museum has its roots in the 19th century. A growing interest in history among the middle classes of that time led to the founding of the Westphalian Association for Patriotic History and Antique Research (Verein für vaterländische Geschichte und Altertumskunde Westfalens) in 1825. The first antiquities they gathered were mainly coins received as gifts. As the collection grew, a numismatist was entrusted with the identification and classification of the coins and the acquisition of new pieces. All of the Association’s collections were transferred to the newly established State Museum for the Province of Westphalia (Landesmuseum für die Provinz Westfalen) in 1908 and that of the Coin Cabinet has been constantly enriched and scientifically supervised by numismatists ever since. Most of the coins and medals were minted in Westphalia or found in the region. However, the collection also includes numerous pieces with the effigies of Roman, Ottonian and Salian emperors (10th/11th century), as well as mint stamps, seals, and paper money.
Type
Collection, Concept

Aachen

Definition
The mint(s) at the City of Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia (German: Nordrhein-Westfalen), Germany.
Type
Mint, Concept

Balansiyah

Definition
The (muslim) mint located in the actual city of Valencia, Spain. It was active between the 11th century (following the disintegration of the Córdoba caliphate and the beginning of the taifa reigns), and the Christian conquest in the 13th century (in the year 1238). Throughout its period of activity, it issued gold and silver coins. For the non-muslim mint of Valencia, see "Valencia".
Type
Mint, Concept

Electrum Trachy

Definition
A Byzantine denomination of electrum of the reform of Alexios I Komnenos (r. 1081-1118), concave. Its value is ca. 8 carats, 1/3 of Hyperpyron, but it will debase in time, to 5 and 2.5 carats, with hardly any gold recorded for Alexios III (r. 1195-1203), the last emperor to issue this denomination. It was also produced during the divided empire in Nicaea, Epirus, Thessalonica, Serbia.
Type
Denomination, Concept

Astacus (Acarnania)

Definition
The mint at the ancient site of Astacus in Acarnania.
Type
Mint, Concept

Astacus (Bithynia)

Definition
The mint at the ancient site of Astacus in Bithynia.
Type
Mint, Concept

Chabacta

Definition
The mint at the ancient site of Chabacta (location unknown) in Pontus.
Type
Mint, Concept

Museu de Prehistòria de València

Definition
The Prehistory Museum of Valencia is a museum of the city of Valencia (Spain) that exposes archaeological materials covering from Paleolithic to the Visigoths period.
Type
Collection, Concept

Llíria Hoard

Definition
In 1999, at the Duc of Lliria Street No. 50-52 (Lliria) a hoard of 5,991 Roman denarii was uncovered, hidden under the floor of a house.
Type
Hoard, Concept

Andernach

Definition
The mint(s) at the City of Andernach, National State of Rhineland-Palatinate (German: Rheinland-Pfalz), Germany.
Type
Mint, Concept

Mezesius

Definition
Mezesius or Mezesios was a Byzantine general from Armenia and an usurper in Sicily to the throne of Byzantium from 668 to 669,
Type
Person, Concept

Olympus in Lycia

Definition
The mint at the ancient site of Olympus in Lycia.
Type
Mint, Concept

Krñna

Definition
Dynast in the ancient region of Lycia from approximately 430–410 BC. Known from a single coin, published by G.F. Hill in Numismatic Chronicle 1922, p. 174.
Type
Person, Concept

Olympus in Aeolis

Definition
The mint at the ancient site of Olympus in Aeolis. Coins were attributed to it by Louis Robert, Hellenica 8, pp. 178-187.
Type
Mint, Concept

Petit billon

Definition
A unit of small billon coins produced in Armorica during the late pre-Roman Iron Age
Type
Denomination, Concept

Medieval Latin East Numismatics

Definition
The study of the coins, other numismatic items and numismatic history of the Latin East and historically related territories during the medieval period (post-roman period until roughly 1500).
Type
Field of Numismatics, Concept

Chersonesus, Caria

Definition
The mint at the ancient site of Chersonesus in Caria.
Type
Mint, Concept

Constantine Lecapenus

Definition
Constantinus Lekapenus (Κωνσταντῖνος Λακαπηνός) was the son of the Byzantine emperor Romanus I. He was a co-emperor from 923 to 945.
Type
Person, Concept
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