Monday September 17, 2007 • Arachne appears in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. -- She was an incredible weaver and boasted that she was better than Athena. If you challenge a god, you are participating in hubris and is a way to acquire a gods wrath. -- Athena tries to get Arachne to repent by dressing as an old woman, but Arachne does not. Athena and Arachne have a contest. * Athena weaves warning into tapestry. Arachne weaves disgraceful love scenes of the gods. Her weaving was just as masterful as Athena. Athena rips her weaving, beats her and Arachne hangs herself and is turned into a spider. • Aphrodite- goddess of love, physical, emotional and philosophical.-- Aphrodite Urania- celestial form of love.-- Aphrodite Pandemos- physical love, lust. This one is linked to the accounts of birth in Hesiod’s Theogony, being born of Zeus and Dione.-- Associated with love, beauty and marriage.-- Aphrodite often accompanied by maids, the seasons, the 3 graces. • Aphrodite has a number of offspring with Hermes.
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course CLT 3370 taught by Professor Magill during the Fall '08 term at FSU.