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Τηλίνης), an ancestor of Gelon, tyrant of Syracuse. On one occasion, some citizens of Gela having been banished by the opposite fiction, Telines, appealing to the religious awe inspired by the infernal deities (Demeter probably and Proserpine), induced their countrymen to receive them back again. For this he was made hierophant of the goddesses mentioned, and transmitted the dignity to his children. Herodotus tells us that tradition spoke of Telines as an effeminate man. (Hdt. 7.153.)


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