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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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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.
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").
The same-sex marriages of Elagabalus (see footnote 11 below) add nothing to the argument not already added by Suetonius.
which a private citizen tried to arouse against Elagabalus, wintering at Nicomedia (218-19).
According to Mary Beard, just as Gaddafi paraded in pantomime military outfits covered in spurious medals, Elagabalus dressed entirely in precious silks and draped himself with gems.
Michael Bronski tackles the most daring subject matter, resurrecting Kyle Onstott and Lance Horner's 1966 erotic paperback Child of the Sun, about the Roman emperor Elagabalus.
Gschwind underlined the historic significance of al-Rafina, which was mentioned in ancient Roman texts as the birthplace of Roman emperor Elagabalus and other Roman emperors of Syrian descent, mainly the children of Julia Domna, emperors Geta and Caracalla.
It was said of the Emperor Elagabalus that he once served "peas with pieces of gold, lentils with onyx, beans with amber and rice with pearls.
Though the lore of Tammany Hall may provide both the vicarious thrills derived from reading of brazen wrong-doing and the satisfying spectacle of thwarted justice eventually taking its course, it seems undeniable that accounts of the Tammany years excite and hold the attention of modern Americans for the same reason that accounts of the reigns of Caligula, Nero, and Elagabalus do: The events they describe are offenses against every political piety that clouds our atmosphere, offenses thoroughly, wickedly enjoyable to read of at our sufficient distance.
Thomas a Becket, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, the emperor Elagabalus, Edward the Confessor, Alfred the Great, the aforementioned Demetrius Poliorcetes, and Bohemond I of Antioch.