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Soranus

by Micha F. Lindemans

A Sabine sun-god who was venerated at Mount Soracte (north of Rome). His priests were called the Hirpi Sorani ("wolfs of Soranus") who celebrated a rite in which they walked barefoot on burning coals. Virgil identified Soranus with Apollo (as Apollo Soranus) (Aeneid XI, 785).

At the foot of the Soracte was the precinct of Feronia.


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