God of the Week: Obodas I

God of the Week 05/31/2010: Obodas I

Obadas I was a king of the Nabateans in the 1st century BCE. After his death he was deified, along with an all female trinity. His tomb is found in the historic building in the Jordan dessert known as Petra.

[features] have prompted the suggestion that the monument may have been a heroon, a commemorative mausoleum intended to serve the cult of a deified Nabatean dynast. This ruler has been identified as kind Obadas I on the basis of an inscription found on a rock not far from the site that mentions the cult society of that king.

-Petra By Maria Giulia Amadasi, Eugenia Equini Schneider

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