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Title: Mutnuc, Hercle with Assistant, and Lasa on an Etruscan Bronze Mirror
Author(s): VAN DER MEER, L. Bouke
Journal: BABESCH
Volume: 92    Date: 2017   
Pages: 139-143
DOI: 10.2143/BAB.92.0.3242690

Abstract :
This article addresses a scene on a mirror from Caere, now in Berlin, as the prelude to the apotheosis of Herakles. It suggests that the otherwise unknown inscribed name Mutnuc derives from the Latin Mutinus, the name of a phallic deity who is rendered here as Pan. Herakles’s position between Mutnuc and a Siren, and the presence of one or two thunderbolt symbols suggest that he is on his journey to Olympos.

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