Note: Adonis

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The Last Man, Edited by Steven E. Jones

Adonis was a beautiful youth, the favorite of Aphrodite and Persphone, who was killed by a wild boar. He was returned to life on the condition that he spend part of the year above ground and part in the underworld, thus symbolizing the changing seasons and the cycle of nature. In this way, he served as the object of a cult of fertility.

Published @ RC

October 1997