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The "good man" "St" Nicolas

"Myra once had a local cult centre dedicated to Cybele, the ancient MotherGoddess of Anatolia, associated with Artemis. In his fervent campaign against paganism, St.Nicolas destroyed the Artemis temple together with other temples in the region, ripping up its foundations from the ground"

From the official Myra Guide

Replacing Green Man by the cross...

After having destroyed Artemis, this hate figure and misogynist "took over" Her functions: he became the "protector" of virgins and children.....

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