Sun Myths and Resurrection Myths

Grace Harriet Macurdy
1917 Journal of Hellenic Studies  
There is a type of resurrection myth, originating in Thrace and in North Greece, the connexion of which with the sun and moon worship is at present unduly set aside in favour of the Demeter-Persephone derivation. This type is seen in the stories, so popular in the art and drama of fifth century Athens, of the wife or husband who prevails against death, for a time at least, by recovering the beloved one. The most famous examples form a triad which is frequently mentioned, the tales of Laodamia, Alcestis, and Orpheus.
doi:10.2307/625473 fatcat:jfar2ocs4rh3hmqctgx5b5hf74