Argeiphontes in Homer—The Dragon-Slayer

  title={Argeiphontes in Homer—The Dragon-Slayer},
  author={S. Davis},
  journal={Greece and Rome},
  pages={33 - 38}
  • S. Davis
  • Published 1 February 1953
  • Art
  • Greece and Rome
According to Elliot Smith, the dragon ‘is most intimately associated with the earliest stratum of divinities, for it has been homologized with each of the members of the earliest Trinity, the Great Mother, the Water God, and the Warrior Sun God, both individually and collectively. To add to the complexities of the story, the dragon-slayer is also represented by the same deities, either individually or collectively; and the weapon with which the hero slays the dragon is also homologous both with… 
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