Huwasi stone

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In Hittite mythology, a huwasi stone is sacred to a deity and is usually situated in a temple.

Larger huwasi stones were placed in an open area surrounded by trees and other plants. The stones were treated as gods; they were given food and water and were anointed and washed.

At any cult center, the deities who couldn't be given a temple were worshipped at huwasi stones. The term huwasi was used to describe the housing of the sacred stela, the huwasi stone.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bryce, Trevor. Life and Society in the Hittite World. <https://books.google.com/books?id=pHCxW4lM9SgC&pg=PA156&dq=Huwasi&sig=AGv2Edk2FrOqi0odcIa1lRfACEA#PPP1,M1>.
  2. ^ Becchio, Bruno; Schadé, Johannes P. (2006-01-01). Encyclopedia of World Religions. Foreign Media Group. ISBN 9781601360007.