Myths and Mysteries of Sicily: Temple E at Selinunte

Selinunte was a Greek city built on the southwestern coast of Sicily by colonists from the eastern Sicilian Greek outpost of Megara Hyblea. Founded around 651 BCE, it displayed its power by building massive temples dedicated to the gods, like this one pictured, Temple E, which scholars believe was dedicated to Hera. The Doric-style temple was completed between 490 and 480 BCE. The ancient Greek goddess Hera was the protectress of weddings, engaged couples, and pregnant women.

Join me on Tuesday, 19 January at 7:30PM Eastern for Myths and Mysteries of Sicily: Part I, Western Sicily, a presentation about the legends, myths, and mystery cults of ancient sacred sites in western Sicily.

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