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Unformatted text preview: Midterm #1 Key I. Slides (A) (1 point each answer) Slide #1 bull leaping Minoans myth and ritual Theseus OR minotaur minotaur OR Theseus Slide #2 Hera Kronos Rheia political authority marriage Hebe Slide #3 thunderbolt OR lightening bolt eagle Prometheus fire Metis OR Dike Slide #4 rhyton peak Crete OR Mt. Dikte goddess = bird OR male authority/bull/mountain = horns of consecration OR peak = goat Slide #5 Hephaestus metallurgy OR technology OR craftsmanship throne spellbind magic I. Slides (B) (1 point each answer) Slide #1 Minoan bull leaping labyrinth OR Knossos bull bull leapers Slide #2 hieros gamos Zeus Hebe, Hephaestus, Ares, Divine Midwife (Eileithyia) goddess of marriage OR political authority Slide #3 Zeus thunderbolt OR lightening bolt storm/weather god justice/rule loud-thundering OR cloud-gathering OR Aegis-bearing OR father of gods and men Slide #4 rhyton peak Crete OR Mt. Dikte bird = goddess OR horns of consecration = male authority/bull/mountain OR goat = peak Slide #5 Hephaestus metallurgy OR technology OR craftsmanship throne spellbind magic II. Short Identifications (24 points, 8 each). For full credit must include (*) point. 1. Aidos • a goddess in Hesiod's Works and Days • personification of "shame" or "reverence" • the force which causes humankind to behave correctly out of fear of divine displeasure • *in the Myth of the Ages the departure of Aidos (and Nemesis) signals the end of the Iron Age 2. Bouphonia • festival in Athens • in honor of Zeus • name means "ox murder" • details of the festival (not necessary for full credit) • *illustrates the creation of life from the sacrificial animal 3. Ge Pandora • means: Earth Giver of all (Good) Things • title of earth goddess • * in Hesiod, the meaning of Pandora is "Gift of All (the gods)" or perhaps in Works and Days, "Giver of All (Bad Things)" 4. Epimetheus • brother of Prometheus • name means "Mr. Hindsight" • is warned not to accept any gifts from the gods • takes Pandora as his wife • indirectly responsible for the evils which beset humankind 5. Myth of the Ages • *name of a self-contained myth found in Hesiod's Works and Days • pattern of myth: 4 metallic Ages + the Age of Heroes: o decreasing value of metals o decreasing morality o encroaching old age o increasingly undesireable afterlives • similar myths found world-wide (e.g. the Dream of Nebuchadnezzar in the Book of Daniel) • psychological interpretation suggests we read the Myth of the Ages in Hesiod as the "history of mankind seen as a mythic recapitulation of the internal history of the individual." the internal history of the individual....
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course CC 303 taught by Professor Perlman during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '08