The hand of Sabazius

by kinetoons - uploaded on July 7, 2016, 11:23 pm

Sabazios (Ancient Greek: Σαβάζιος) is the nomadic horseman and sky father god of the Phrygians and Thracians. In Indo-European languages, such as Phrygian, the -zios element in his name derives from dyeus, the common precursor of Latin deus ('god') and Greek Zeus. Though the Greeks interpreted Phrygian Sabazios[3] as both Zeus and Dionysus, representations of him, even into Roman times, show him always on horseback, as a nomadic horseman god, wielding his characteristic staff of power.

Hands decorated with religious symbols were designed to stand in sanctuaries or were attached to poles for processional use.

- Quoted form WIkipedia.

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