Study Guide quiz 2 11/2/14 12:04 PM I. Matching Males in Folklore and Legend: Meleager: “guinea fowl” He was the son of Oeneus and the brother of Deïanira (the wife of Heracles). The Erinyes told his mother, Althaea, that Meleager would live as long as a certain log in the fire was not allowed to burn completely. Althaea removed the log from the fire and preserved it. Meleager led the expedition known as the Calydonian boar hunt; he killed the boar but gave its skin to Atalanta, who had first wounded the boar. Meleager killed his uncles in the argument that ensued when they protested this award to Atalanta; when Althaea heard what he had done, she burned the log and Meleager died Bellerophon: p.40 “killer of bellerus” “bearing spears” The grandson of Sisyphus, Bellerophon went to Argos to be purified by King Proetus after accidentally killing his own brother. He was falsely accused by Proetus’ wife, Stheneboea, of trying to seduce her. Proetus sent Bellerophon to Iobates with a letter asking Iobates to kill Bellerophon, but Iobates gave Bellerophon a series of impossible tasks to perform: kill the Chimaera, subdue the Solymi, fight against the Amazons, and defend himself against the best soldiers of Lycia. With the help of his flying horse, Pegasus, Bellerophon completed these tasks. Bellerophon attempted to fly up to join the gods, but Pegasus hurled Bellerophon from his back and the hero spent the rest of his life as a lonely wanderer Perseus: p.40 From argos/ founds Mycenae Miraculous birth: danae and the shower of gold Warring brothers (acrisius and proteus) Attempt to prevent and or kill the hero of ark story The hero gets revenge Acrisius: p.40 Warring brothers of perseus Other brother was proteus
Attempts to kill perseus, perseus returns to argos as the supplanter Caeneus/ byblis: Hopelessly in love with a brother who rejects her, she becomes a weeping fountain. Originally a girl (caenis) seduced by Poseidon becomes a male (caenus). Impiously setting up his spear as an object of worship, we was damned by zeus who permitted the centaurs to bury him under an enormous pile of tree trunks. Transformed in death to a yellow bird Philemon/ Baucis: Pious, elderly couple saved from the flood by zeus. Their house becomes a temple, they become priest and priestess and at death become intertwined oak and linden trees Pegasus: “of the springs” this winged horse, fathered by Poseidon, sprang from Medusa when Perseus beheaded her. Bellerophon tamed Pegasus with a bridle provided by Athena. The horse helped Bellerophon kill the Chimaera, but when the hero tried to ride him up to Olympus, Pegasus threw him off. Pegasus continued on up to heaven, where he lived with the gods and eventually became the constellation that is still known by his name Daedalus: ??
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