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ALALA
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Αλαλη Αλαλα Alalê, Alala Alala Battle-Cry, War-Cry

ALALA was the spirit (daimona) of the war cry. She was a daughter of Polemos (war personified).

PARENTS

POLEMOS (Pindar Dithyrambs Frag 78)


Pindar, Dithyrambs Fragment 78 (trans. Sandys) (Greek lyric C5th B.C.) :
"Harken! O Alala (War-shout), daughter of Polemos (War)! Prelude of spears! To whom soldiers are sacrificed for their city’s sake in the holy sacrifice of death."


Sources:

  • Pindar, Fragments - Greek Lyric C5th B.C.