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Why does Medea escape punishment?

Apollonius of Rhodes, in his Argonautica, tells that Medea and the Argonauts actually did fall out of favor with the gods for killing Absyrtus. Zeus found out fairly quickly and was characteristically ...
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How does one get purified of murder in Greek mythology?

It is the law for one who is defiled by shedding blood to be barred from speech until he is sprinkled with the blood of a new-born victim by a man who can purify from murder. Long before at other ...
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How does one get purified of murder in Greek mythology?

It appears to be primarily by someone else ritually bloodying up the murderer's hands. The only place I have found a scene actually describing the ritual of purification from murder in Greek ...
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How does one get purified of murder in Greek mythology?

In Graeco-Roman necromancy (Ogden, Daniel "Graeco-Roman Necromancy" - excellent resource), one could be cleansed of murder by appeasing the victim by making offerings or performing labours for the ...
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