Daidala

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The Daidala was an ancient Greek festival celebrated in the city of Plataiai in Boiotia during Archaic and Classical times in honor of the goddess Hera, the wife of Zeus. Once again, our main source of information about this festival is Pausanias’s Guide to Greece. According to Pausanias, as part of the festival, they would fashion a xoanon, of wooden cult effigy. They would then dress the xoanon as a bride and ritually burn it.

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