Britomartis


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Britomartis

(brĭt`ōmär`tĭs), in ancient religion and mythology, Cretan goddess, sometimes identified with Artemis. To escape the amorous pursuit of Minos, she jumped into the sea, but fishermen caught her in their nets and transported her to Aegina, where she was worshiped as Aphaea. According to another legend, she vanished in a grove sacred to Artemis and was deified as Dictynna.

Britomartis

Cretan nymph; goddess of hunters and fishermen. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 43]
See: Hunting
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George, or Holiness; of Sir Guyon, or Temperance; and of the Lady Britomartis, or Chastity.
No revisaremos sus fuentes y simbolismos, salvo en lo relativo al aspecto en cuestion: los ojos, la visibilidad, y su reverso la invisibilidad, pues no en vano tenemos el mito proximo de Britomartis, diosa cretense de las montanas, que a su vez se relaciona con Afaya, en griego A^aia, con la raiz faino-, "aparecer", "resplandecer", y alfa privativa.
The Cretan nymph Britomartis leaps from a cliff to escape the lustful King Minos; accounts differ as to whether or not she was saved, but her cult was closely allied with that of Artemis (Larson, Ancient 177).
You could read the stories of the followers of Artemis: Daphne, Actaeon, Hippolytos, Atalanta, and Britomartis.
Baxter's muse here--which must surely have appealed to his cultish devotion to the Virgin Mary (and is echoed by Burns's 'Highland Mary')--is that most ancient version of the Cretan Goddess Britomartis, who is terrifying with her Gorgon features and double-axes of power, but whose name, 'the good virgin', implies an element of righteousness.
En la edicion de 1681, Vera Tasis dice que quedaron fuera: el Epitalamio (a las bodas de Margarita Maria, hija de Felipe IV), dos autos sacramentales, una comedia burlesca, una jornada de la comedia de Minos y Britomartis, un tratado intitulado Espejo de la hermosura, dos fabulasjocoserias, unos Metamorfoseos mexicanos, a imitacion de Ovidio.
3000-1000 BC) the bee and honey played a prominent role in religious traditions, particularly so in the cult of Artemis / Britomartis ("Honey-maiden").