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  1. herõonnoun

    A temple dedicated to a hero, often over his supposed tomb.

  2. herõonnoun

    A sepulchral monument in the form of a small temple.

    In Ancient Greece, a monument to a dead hero, and now the relics they find are most well preserved at heroons, like vases or pots with references to the deeds of Herakles, or Calydon.

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  1. Heroon

    A heroon or herõon, also called heroum, was a shrine dedicated to an ancient Greek or Roman hero and used for the commemoration or cult worship of the hero. It was often erected over his or her supposed tomb or cenotaph. The Romans and the Greeks practised an extensive and widespread cult of heroes. Heroes played a central role in the life of a polis, giving the city a shared focus for its identity. The cult typically centred around the heroon in which the hero's bones were usually believed to be contained. In a sense, the hero was considered still to be alive; he was offered meals and was imagined to be sharing feasts. His allegiance was seen as vitally important to the continued well-being of the city. This led to struggles between Greek cities for control of heroic remains. Greek literature records how Cimon of Athens avenged the death of the legendary hero Theseus in 469 BC, finding a set of bones allegedly belonging to the hero and returning with them in triumph to Athens. Similarly, Herodotus records in his Histories that the Spartans raided the heroon of the city of Tegea, stealing the bones of Orestes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of heroon in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of heroon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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