Cults Myths and Legends of Ancient Sicily
7.9 
 NINFE AND RIVER DIVINITIES: Gela

 

Gela is the river divinity linked to the Gelas river, which also gave its name to the homonymous city. The cult of the river-god would be evidenced by the discovery of some coins with his effigy, in particular in a silver Dedracma from Gela of the XNUMXth century. BC, the divinity is depicted as a bull with a human face and next to the inscription: Gelas. Ancient writers such as Eliano and Timaeus also speak of the cult of Gela[1]

[1] Biagio Pace: Art and Civilization of Ancient Sicily. Volume III pag. 496

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Cults Myths and Legends of Ancient Sicily by Ignazio Caloggero

Gela

 

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