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Post  AgathonZante on Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:09 pm

In ancient times, if someone took it upon themselves to build a sanctuary or temple to a Deity, were they considered to be the priest or priestess of that sanctuary or temple by the state law?

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Re: Priestly Adornment

Post  Erodius on Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:30 pm

AgathonZante wrote:In ancient times, if someone took it upon themselves to build a sanctuary or temple to a Deity, were they considered to be the priest or priestess of that sanctuary or temple by the state law?


Generally no. A temple or sanctuary would rarely have ever been built by a single private individual for personal use. A group of individuals with suitable qualifications would usually be hired for the purpose of maintenance of the site.

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