What is the meaning of Banias?

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What does Banias in the Caesarea Philippi mean, and how did it get its name?

Zuzana Vaľovská

Thursday, January 06, 2022

The name of this place was originally Panias, derived from the name of the Greek god Pan. He was the god of the wild, shepherds, and flocks and described in the companion of nymphs. Imagine mountains, forests and spring gushed from under the limestone cave, an ideal place for nature-loving god.

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