by Dr. Alena Trckova-Flamee, Ph.D.

According to some myths, Latramys was the son of the wine god Dionysus and his wife Ariadne, and the brother of Thoas, Oenopion, Staphylus, Euanthes, and Tauropolus. He belonged to the leaders of the Helladic tribes which colonized the northeastern Aegean region.

Latramys' name probably expresses his mission: λατρεία (latreia), "worship," λάτρης (latrēs), "devotee," μύστις (mystis), "initiate."



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