Chthonian Oath

Marble copy of one by Alkamenes. Imperial period in Rome. 1st to 2nd century a.d.

(Alkamenes,  Imperial Period, Rome,  1st to 2nd century A.D.)

“in ancient Greece oath-takers routinely consecrated their solemn vows by summoning the god of the Underworld.”

Roy Kotansky in Ancient Magic and Ritual Power

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