Sentence Examples

  • Pillars like the Hermae, called Hecataea, stood, especially in Athens, at cross-roads and doorways, perhaps to keep away the spirits of evil.
  • They were associated with hallowed trees, with sacred stones and pillars, out of which came the square rough-hewn Hermae which were anointed with oil like the sacred stone attributed by legend to Jacob at Bethel.
  • The oldest form under which Hermes was represented was that of the Hermae mentioned above.
  • But side by side with the Hermae there grew up a more anthropomorphic conception of the god.

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