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Longane NINFE AND RIVER DIVINITIES Cults and Myths of Ancient Sicily

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

Longane is the river divinity personification of the ancient Longanos river, which gave its name to the city (perhaps of Sican origin) of Longane, whose site has been identified a few km from Castroreale (ME), near the villages of Rodi and Milici , about 7 km from the coast. The remains indicate that the city was fortified and that it was abandoned around the XNUMXth century BC

The cult of Longane would be testified by a coin, now preserved in the British Museum in London, on which the river divinity is depicted.

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Cults Myths and Legends of Ancient Sicily by Ignazio Caloggero

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