Glykon Serpent | ROMANIA

Glykon-Serpent | Constanța, ROMANIA (found in 1962) | Dated : 2nd Century A.D.

Glykon-Serpent | Constanța, ROMANIA (found in 1962) | Dated : 2nd Century A.D.

Glycon (Ancient Greek: Γλύκων, gen: Γλύκωνος) was a snake god, according to the satirist Lucian, who provides the primary literary reference to the deity.[1] Lucian claimed Glycon was created in the mid-2nd century by the Greek prophet Alexander of Abonutichus. (In 20 BC Glycon is referred to by the Roman poet Horace, in his Epistle 1 to Maecenas in his First Book of Epistles; “…you despair of the muscles of the invincible Glycon…”) Lucian was ill-disposed toward the cult, calling Alexander a false-prophet and accusing the whole enterprise of being a hoax: Glycon himself was supposedly a hand puppet.

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