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Religion in Antiquity

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Zeus
Herakles
Asklepios
Dionysos
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The Macedonians had the same religion as the rest of the Greeks, and perhaps conserved in their original form elements which had disappeared or been altered in southern Greece. The chief deities were Zeus, Herakles and Asklepios. These three gods were the continuation of the very ancient Indo-European triad, which no longer existed in the rest of Greece, of worldly and social functions: power, prowess, and health.

The conquering Macedonians brought these gods with them, but also adopted, as did the rest of the Greeks, deities of the peoples already living in the area. The most important amongst them were Dionysos and a Mother-Virgin or 'potnia theron' (mistress of animals) worshipped under a variety of names.

See Also
Travelling - The city of Aigai
Ancient Pella
Ancient Veroia
Dion
Ancient Thessalonike


Macedonian Heritage
Content courtesy Ekdotike Athenon S.A.