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Greek Gods and Goddess: Demonice

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Introduction to Demonice

The ancient Greek Gods and Goddess contain a wealth of stories and legends, wrapped in Myths which typically provide a story with a morale code designed to influence the reader into behaviour as fitting Greek culture of the era.

In this article, we look at Demonice and the myths and legends surrounding Demonice, Demonice relationship to and with other Greek Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.

About Demonice

She is recorded as a maiden of Ephesus (which is in modern Turkey), this does simply mean she was a girl of that city, it implies she was a priestess, nevertheless, the king of the Celtic Gaul's called Brennus who was attacking and plundering Greece in general at the time, came to the city, no doubt knowing of its great wealth. It is said he fell in love with her, and she agreed to consent to him and betray her country, if he would give to her the golden jewels and bracelets that the Celtic women were wearing. He immediately commanded his warriors to through their jewellery into her lap, and she was buried alive. Brennus is not the title of just a king, but was a title of a Celtic god, I suspect the myth is a legend on morality. The Gauls certainly did attack Greece in 278 BC, and got as far as Delphi, where the Greeks having regrouped defeated them heavily, Brennus badly wounded committed suicide. There seems to a connection with the British kings, Belinus (who was undoubtedly named after the god Belenus) and Brennius, who were brothers if not twins. When their father Dunvallo Molmutius died, they fought a grievous war over who should be king. See under Belenus and Belinus for more insight.

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