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Ancients' feasts, games and rituals (2)

Festivals for gods and gods' deeds


KYDONIA (Ancient city) CHANIA
A festival celebrated at Cydonia, in the island of Crete, at which the slaves enjoyed complete freedom, and were waited upon by their masters, the usage suggesting the Roman Saturnalia. Other feasts in honour of Hermes were held at Athens in the gymnasia, at Pheneos, Tanagra, Pellene, etc.


A festival with sacrifices, celebrated at Cydonia in Crete, in honour of Artemis, surnamed Diktunna, from diktuon, "a hunter's net". Particulars respecting its celebration are not known. Artemis Diktunna was also worshipped at Sparta and at Ambrysos in Phocis

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