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(ˌɛləˈɡæbələs; ˌiːlə-)
(Biography) same as Heliogabalus


(ˌhi li əˈgæb ə ləs)

also Elagabalus

(Varius Avitus Bassianus) a.d. 204–222, Roman emperor 218–222.
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Most of the figures featured are presumably unknown to readers, such as Elagabalus, a young Roman emperor from the 200s, and Albert Cashier, a transgender Civil War soldier.
Whether monsters such as Elagabalus and Maximin or stalwarts such as Alexander Severus and Aurelian occupied the throne, the end of the story rarely varied.
What if the narcissistic emperor Elagabalus had chosen not to trade in silken luxuries from China for his own adornment but to acquire some more useful, scientific invention?
The brief but sensational reign [218-222 CE] of the adolescent priest-emperor, Elagabalus, has inspired Martijn Icks to write a provocative synthesis of traditional history and cultural studies.
Old Sol has served as one of the supreme forces in a great variety of religions (1): Egyptian Ra and Horus, Sumerian Utu, Mesopotamian (Akkadian, Assyrian, and Babylonian) Shamash, Canaanite Shapash (also known as the "torch of the gods"), Syrian Elagabalus, (2) Roman Apollo, Incan Inti, Aztec (also known as "people of the sun") Tonatiuh, Hindu Surya, Shinto Amaterasu Omikami (Great Divinity Illuminating Heaven), and Slavic Dajbog, just to mention some of the major figures.
Martijn Icks' The Crimes of Elagabalus provides an analysis of the figure and images of Elagabalus, from antiquity to the present.
Obey the law, pay your taxes, salute the flag, and defer to authority, whether that authority is held by Marcus Aurelius or Elagabalus, but pay no attention to public men and women, unless they deserve your respect.
There are clues that they had some predecessors on this score, namely--from the most recent to the most ancient, Severus Alexander, Elagabalus, Hadrian, and Tiberius.
Besides Nero, it appears that a number of Roman emperors were full-blown inductees in the cult of Mithras, including Commodus, Elagabalus, Aurelian, Diocletian, and Julian ("the Apostate").
Cross-dressers have included Hatshepsut9 (an Egyptian ruler of the fifteenth century BCE), Roman Emperor Elagabalus, Rudolf Valentino, J.
which a private citizen tried to arouse against Elagabalus, wintering at Nicomedia (218-19).