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TEKHNE
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Τεχνη Tekhnê Techne Art, Craft, Technical
Skill (tekhnê)

TEKHNE (or Techne) was the spirit (daimona) of art, technical skill and craft. She was associated with Hephaistos and the Mousai.

PARENTS

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Philostratus, Life of Apollonius of Tyana 5. 4 (trans. Conybeare) (Greek biography C1st to C2nd A.D.) :
"The city of Gadeira [the Greek colony of Gibralta in southern Spain] is situated at the extreme end of Europe, and its inhabitants are excessively given to religion; so much so that they have set up an altar to Geras (Old Age) . . . and altars are found there set up to Penia (Poverty), and to Tekhne (Art)."


Sources:

  • Philostratus, Life of Apollonius of Tyana - Greek Biography C2nd A.D.