The Kakasbos/Herakles cult : a study of its origins, diffusion and possible syncretisms
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This thesis analyzes the local rider-god cult of Kakasbos/Herakles wihin an iconographical and religious framework. The possible origins and reasons for the popularity of the cult and possible syncretisms with other gods worshipped in Northern Lycia will be discussed alongside a presentation of Kakasbos/Herakles depictions in different media. The importance of the rider image and the widespread popularity of the rider-heros in the Late Roman Art will also be studied.