Pherecydes

Pherecydes (in Greek: Φερεκύδης) was the name of:

  • Pherecydes of Syros, a pre-Socratic philosopher and author from the island of Syros, by some believed to have influenced Pythagoras
  • Pherecydes of Leros, an historian and mythologic writer from the island of Leros close to Miletos
  • Pherecydes (spider), a spider genus (Thomisidae)

Other articles related to "pherecydes":

Pythagoreanism - Cosmology
... Pythagoras is also closely linked with Pherecydes of Syros, the man ancient commentators tend to credit as the first Greek to teach a transmigration of souls ... Ancient commentators agree that Pherecydes was Pythagoras's most "intimate" teacher ... Pherecydes expounded his teaching on the soul in terms of a pentemychos ("five-nooks," or "five hidden cavities") — the most likely origin of the ...
Pherecydes Of Syros - Influence
... Pherecydes' "Pentemychos" was thought to have contained a mystical esoteric teaching, treated allegorically ... One ancient commentator said that Also, Pherecydes, the man of Syros, talks of recesses and pits and caves and doors and gates, and through these speaks in riddles of becomings and deceases of souls ... A comparatively large number of sources say Pherecydes was the first to teach the eternality and transmigration (metampsychosis) of human souls ...
List Of Thomisidae Species - Pherecydes
... Pherecydes Pherecydes carinae — South Africa Pherecydes ionae — Tanzania Pherecydes livens — Tunisia Pherecydes lucinae — South Africa Pherecydes nicolaasi — South Africa Pherecydes tuberculatus ...
Pherecydes Of Syros - Creation of The World
... Pherecydes probably interpreted chaos as water and he does not place it at the very beginning ... Alongside Chthonie and Chronos, Pherecydes held a power called Zas ... Proclus said that "Pherecydes used to say that Zeus changed into Eros when about to create, for the reason that, having created the world from opposites, he led it into agreement and peace and sowed sameness in ...
Mythopoeia (genre) - In Literature - Antiquity
... Perhaps the first attempt to construct mythology was the book of Pherecydes of Syros, written in Greek Southern Italy in the 6th century BC ... Pherecydes transformed the Greek pantheon beyond recognition, with Zas ("he who lives") rather than Zeus as the king of the gods, and Chronos ("time") rather than Kronos as Zas's father ... Pherecydes's book was a key turning-point in the Greek movement towards scientific and philosophical thought ...