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A mountain, 1,410 m (4,623 ft) high, of southeast Greece. It was considered sacred to Dionysus and the Muses.
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So when in time a son was born the infant's feet were riveted together and he was left to die on Mount Cithaeron.
494: They say that Teiresias saw two snakes mating on Cithaeron and that, when he killed the female, he was changed into a woman, and again, when he killed the male, took again his own nature.
We then hear of the women of Thebes, dancing and revelling on Mt Cithaeron which is outside Thebes.
The final cry of Agave as she leaves for exile--[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (79) (May neither Cithaeron see me, nor I Cithaeron with my eyes, 1384-5)--epitomizes the final collapse of the separation between subject and world: the defeated human character can only long to withdraw from seeing the world she has so badly misunderstood, and from being seen as part of it.
Regarding the discovery of that baby on Cithaeron, the Corinthian immediately (and perhaps suspiciously) clarifies one significant point of his custodial narrative: that although he described Oedipus as having been "found," it was not he who found the foundling.
Burian reads that the ending of OT is inconclusive because, although Oedipus declares that he would go for Cithaeron finally where his parents planned to kill him, there is a sense of ambiguity in his announcement, taking his speech, "But let my fate go wherever it is going" into consideration.
on the mountain Cithaeron (SOPHOCLES, "Oedipus Rex" 1026), with his both feet pierced right through (SOPHOCLES, "Oedipus Rex" 1034).
25) Nietzsche is most at home in the mountains, as are Zarathustra (in Nietzsche's rendering), Dionysus (on Mount Cithaeron in The Bacchae) and Shiva (who lives on Mount Kailash).
Cithaeron on the walls of Venus's temple (1936-39), and he says that the Temple of Mars is painted like the god's temple in cold and desolate Thrace (1970-74), but his poem does not leave Athens.
and did so on the wooded slopes of Mount Cithaeron, where she and her fellow Bacchants roamed with and like animals [.
The herdsman who comes to Pentheus from Mount Cithaeron, in The Bacchae, tells how the Theban women possessed by Dionysus take up serpents without being bitten and fire without being burned.