Humanities Lecture 2.15

Humanities Lecture 2.15 - Humanities Lecture: 2.15 The...

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Humanities Lecture: 2.15 The Homeric Hymn to Demeter I. Eleusis and the Hymn to Demeter A. Origins of the Eleusis Demeter Cult 1. The cult of Eleusis Demeter originated B. Referenced to Eleusis 1. They Hymn dates before 7 th Century B.C. 2. Demeter demands the king to build her a temple C. Trust of Initiats 1. Whoever on this earth has seen these is blessed, but he who II. A. Duttur and Damu 1. Missing Child and Searching Monster 2. Trapped in the underworld 3. Release 4. Fertility and Seasons a) Damu goes into the underworld and returns in order for fertility to return b) The story of Demeter is close to the story of Duttur and Damu B. Ishtar and Inanna 1. Descent for Power 2. Held Prisoner 3. Messenger from the Gods a) Persephone is held a prisoner, but returns as a more powerful deity b) The sky gods send a messenger to release Ishtar and Inanna c) The Hymn to Demeter is closely related to this C. Hymn to Demeter and Mesopotamia 1. Parallels
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course HUM 1 taught by Professor Cox during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.

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