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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x was just another letter: xiphoid, xerophagy, xenophobia, xoanon.
With Artemis Orthia we have no reference to an artist (the statue was a xoanon), although the image is quite precisely described -- `small', `light' and `wooden'.
One of these was the Curalius, a river running below the slopes of Helicon.(6) Earlier, in what purports to be both a description and a direction of activity prior to Athena's Argive Plynteria, the poem's speaker(7) reports that the goddess's xoanon is about to be washed in the river Inachus (50).
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