10-3 The Myth of the Hero

10-3 The Myth of the Hero - THE HERO Lecture Outline...

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THE HERO Lecture Outline Classics 170 Professor Gregory Staley  KEY CHARACTERS, CONCEPTS heros  = "lord" or "nobleman" hero > hora = "season" (cf. Hera) 3 theories for the origins of the hero pattern Carl Jung (1875-1961) separation, initiation, return polygenesis vs. diffusion hero cycle (see link below) shaman Gilgamesh  tragic vs. comic hero Humans are like the cycle of seasons (hero == hora) Cultural diversity - Many heroes Heroes stories se
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ASSIGNMENT: CM chapter 10 ("Heroes of Myth"), pp. 302-314 (stopping  before Heracles).  I. THE HERO OF A THOUSAND FACES    Theseus receives his father's  sword. Luke receives his father's light sabre.  A. The book of that title by Joseph Campbell B. The word "hero"  1. In Greek it is  heros  and means "lord." Perhaps from  hora , which means  "season". 2. Homer,  Iliad  book 6, circa l. 150: "Men in their generations are like the  leaves of the trees. The wind blows and one year's leaves are scattered on the 
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