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Satrapes was a god in the Palmyrene pantheon, the name occurring in Syrian inscriptions from Palmyra and the Hauran. Pausanias (vi.25, 26) mentions 'Satrapes' as the name of a god who had a statue and a cult in Elis and is identified with Korybas.

The origin of this 'god' is obscure. It may have arisen from a cult identifying the divine and royal aspect of the satrap's power, in a similar fashion to many deified personifications in Roman paganism, i.e. the goddess Pietas.

This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.


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