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Ithyphallic Warriors Hold Hands

Bronze figurine from Kato Syme, Crete (7th Century BCE). Iraklion Archaeological Museum.


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Two ithyphallic male figures hold hands. Both wear helmets, suggesting warrior status, but one is significantly shorter than the other, suggesting initiatory mentorship of a younger partner by the older. Could this represent the kind of pederastic initiation rites attested for Crete by Ephorus (2.16)?

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