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The Deity to whom it was inscribed was the same as that above, but called by another title, Aur, and Our, 718; rendered by the Greeks 14 Ougios ; and changed in acceptation so as to refer to another element.
Great Urian Jove invoke to be your guide:
An humble cake of meal: for Philo here, i
The lapygian promontory had a temple to the saine God, whose name by Dionysius is rendered
The more difficult the navigation was, the more places of sanctity were erected upon the coast. The Bosporus was esteemed a dangerous pass; and, upon that account, abounded with Cippi, and altars. These were originally mounds of earth, and sacred to the Sun: upon which account they were called Col-On, or altars of that Deity. From hence is derived the term Colona, and Konwn. It came at last to denote any nees or foreland; but was originally the name of a sacred hilt, and of the pillar which was placed upon it. To say the truth, there was of old hardly any headland but what had its temple or altar. The Bosporus, in particular, had numbers of them by
16 Dionysius meginyns. v. 380.
17 Apollonius Rhodius. 1.1. v. 601.
18 Ibid. 1.1. v. 1114. In another place,
Qvha Ti BiOiwv auTii x.Tia.T\?iraTo yanj,
Apollon. Rhod. 1. 2. v. 790.
19 Orphic Argonaut, v. 375.
cons, which stood on eminences near the mouths of rivers, and at the entrances of harbours, it caused them to be called wpic, ouped, and equos. Homer gives a beautiful description of such hills and headlands, and of the sea-coast projected in a beautiful landscape beneath, when, in some ravishing poetry, he makes all these places rejoice at the birth of Apollo:
In that happy hour
Apollo, from this circumstance, was often called ET QXTIOS, or the tutelary God of the coast; and had particular offerings upon that account. .
20 Homer's Hymn to Apollo.
It was not only upon rocks and eminences that these Cippi and Obelisks were placed by the antients : they were to be found in their temples, where for many ages a rude stock or stone served for a representation of the Deity. They were sometimes quite shapeless, but generally of a conical figure; of which we meet with many instances. Clemens Alexandrinus takes notice of this kind of 14 worship: and Pausanias, in describing the temple of Hercules at Hyettus in Bæotia,