Så var det åter dags för Föreläsninsföreninga´:
Denna afton var det Gunvor Andersson som berättade om ”Syrien – landet som alla velat ha”. Reseledare var Bengt Wadensjö.
Hon berättade om de allra första kristna församlingarna och kyrkobyggena, Simon styliten mm.
Adonis was killed by a wild boar, said to have been sent variously:
– by Artemis, jealous of Adonis’ hunting skills;
– by Ares, who was jealous of Aphrodite’s love for Adonis;
– by Apollo, to punish Aphrodite for blinding his son, Erymanthus.
Adonis died in Aphrodite’s arms, who came to him when she heard his groans.
When he died she sprinkled the blood with nectar, from which sprang the short-lived anemone, which takes its name from the wind which so easily makes its petals fall. And so it is the blood of Adonis that each spring turns to red the torrential river, the Adonis River (modern Nahr Ibrahim in Lebanon).