Theandrios

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Theandrios, Theandrites
Mount Mount Hermon
Roman equivalent Dionysius

In Greek religion and mythology, Theandrios or Theandrates is a deity that was worshiped in towns and villages around Mount Hermon by North Arabian tribes of pre-Islamic Arabia.[1] Theandrios is evidenced by a dedication to a male god found at Beit Rime, Syria and it is supposed that the Greek name was imposed on a previous god of the region.[2] He has been considered the Arabian version of similar "God-man" deities such as Dionysius, Herakles, Mithras, Krishna and Jesus.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Jason Moralee (18 May 2004). For Salvation's Sake: Provincial Loyalty, Personal Religion, and Epigraphic Production in the Roman and Late Antique Near East. Psychology Press. pp. 34–. ISBN 978-0-415-96778-5. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Ted Kaizer (2008). The Variety of Local Religious Life in the Near East In the Hellenistic and Roman Periods. BRILL. pp. 87–. ISBN 978-90-04-16735-3. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  3. ^ John M. Robertson (1 April 2004). A Short History of Christianity. Kessinger Publishing. pp. 24–. ISBN 978-0-7661-8909-6. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  4. ^ Sarah Klitenic Wear; John M. Dillon (30 September 2007). Dionysius the Areopagite and the Neoplatonist Tradition: Despoiling the Hellenes. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. pp. 6–. ISBN 978-0-7546-0385-6. Retrieved 18 September 2012.