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Antiochus I shakes hands with naked Apollo-Mithras-Helios

Stele representing Apollo-Mithras-Helios in a Hellenistic nude fashion, shaking hands with Antiochus I.
Antiochus I Stele: Shaking hands with Apollo-Mithra-Helios

Antiochus I Stele: Shaking hands with Apollo-Mithra-Helios

The New Mithraeum
7 Nov 2022
Updated on May 2023

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In this case, Apollo-Mithra-Helios is depicted completely naked, in the Hellenistic manner, unlike the Nemrut Dağı stele, where the same syncretic deity wears his popular oriental attire.

Stele of Antiochus first king of Commagene shaking hands with Apollo Mithra Helios, Basalt, Hellenistic Period (69-36 BC), Adıyaman, Besni Sofnaz Village. Gaziantep Museum Turkey.

Antiochus I Theos Dikaios Epiphanes Philorhomaios Philhellen (Armenian: Անտիոքոս Երվանդունի, Ancient Greek: Ἀντίοχος ὁ Θεὸς Δίκαιος Ἐπιφανὴς Φιλορωμαῖος Φιλ…