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Post  AgathonZante on Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:55 am

Is the Agathos considered, among other things, a Spirit of the Home?
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Re: Agathos Daimon

Post  Erodius on Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:27 am

AgathonZante wrote:Is the Agathos considered, among other things, a Spirit of the Home?

Not as much a spirit of the home as a spirit in/for the home. That is to say, the Agathodaemon is a personification of the Gods' favor shown to a person/household.

"O Best of Gods, blest daimon crown'd with fire . . . hear, and from punishment my soul absolve, the punishment incurr'd by pristine guilt, thro' Lethe's darkness and terrene desire: and if for long-extended years I'm doom'd in these drear realms Heav'n's exile to remain, O grant me soon the necessary means to gain that good which solitude confers on souls emerging from the bitter waves of fraudful Hyle's black, impetuous flood!"
-Iulianic Hymn to Apollon-Helios, ll. 65-106

"Having come for punishment, one must be punished. One must not pull apart the god within oneself."
-Iamblichus, Vita Pythagorica

"Truth would you teach, or save a sinking land,
All hear, none aid you, and few understand."
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