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thebes coin

  • People are called Thebans.
  • An important setting in Greek myths, Thebes is the the site of the stories of Cadmus, Oedipus, Dionysus, Heracles and others.
  • Called "Seven-Gated Thebes" as distinguished from "Hundred-Gated Thebes" in Egypt.
  • Frequently switched sides in different wars between city-states.


Thiva, Greece

The Animated History of Thebes

Patron Gods


God of the Sun, light, oracles, knowledge, healing, diseases, music, poetry, songs, dance, archery, herds and flocks, and protection of young​


Symbols:  Lyre, laurel wreath, python, raven, swan, bow and arrows


dionysus statue

God of the vine, grape-harvest, wine-making, wine, fertility, ritual madness, religious ecstasy, theatre


Symbols: Thyrsus (staff covered in vines), grapevine, bull, panther, ivy, goat, masks, chalice