xoanon

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xoanon

(ˈzəʊəˌnɒn)
n, pl -na (-nə)
(Other Non-Christian Religions) a primitive image of a god, carved, esp originally, in wood, and supposed to have fallen from heaven
[C18: from Greek, from xuō to scrape, smooth]
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No sorprende entonces que los antiguos griegos ataran los xoana para evitar que desaparecieran.
O como el simbolo de Afrodita en ciertos arcaicos xoana griegos .
With translations by Celia de Freine, the anthology presents an exquisite selection from the works of Xoana Torres, whose erudite, eclectic poems draw on Greek legend, Shakespearean tragedy, as well as Cubist painting, often reviewing famous heroines from mythology and world literature.
A good illustration of this trend is the example of Xoana Pintos Castro, daughter of an ex-priest who says she believes in God--but not her father's; instead, she has drawn from various sources--"Buddhism, the rituals of Roman Catholicism and the community spirit of Islam"--in order to build "a faith of my own.
1999): "Pour une poetique de l'ecrit d'ecran", Le multimedia en recherche, Xoana.
entre otros exvotos un xoana de Zeus que tiene sus dos ojos en su sitio y un tercero en la frente.
5--6 what we read is that outside Corinth a shrine contains two xoana of Dionysus, one named Lysios, the other Baccheios, made of the wood of the tree which Pentheus climbed to spy on the Maenads.