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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 Phanes and the myths and legends surrounding Phanes, Phanes relationship to and with other Greek Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.
Phanes is depicted as having many of the base qualities of Aion, and is no doubt a much later version of him, endowed with extra mysterious attributes, attributed to him by the mystery cults. Like Aion, he is associated with cyclic time and the zodiac, the serpent, the sign of generation and regeneration, wraps itself around his body. His name signifies, bringer of light, or to shine. I have no doubt that he was used in mystery religions as an icon who brought the light of understanding to the initiates, and led them to the secrets of eternal life, through regeneration. See also, Metis.