Greek Mythology - Greek Mythology 2009-01-12 Polytheism:...

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Greek Mythology  00:08 Polytheism : belief in many Gods Apollo o Power: prophecy o Domain: music o Attribute: lyre, bow o Epithet: far shooter (connected w/ bow), Pythian o Place: Delphi (2)=Oracle, Delos (1)=birth, Festival o Mythos: pytho Demeter  o Maternal  o Seasons: explanation, aetiology (origin) o Facility of earth o Eleusis: rites (mysteries) o Grain o Persephone (Demeter’s Daughter) Kore The Olympian Gods Zeus: most powerful of the Gods, King of the Gods
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o Scepter o Enforces power by lightning  o Interest in other women and goddesses o Zeus’ wife Hera attribute is a veil that represents modesty o Hera was also a scepter Poseidon o Trident o Associated with earthquake o Poseidon and Athena both competed to be the god of Athens Demeter o Maternal image  o Demeter and her daughter Persephone (Grains and torches) o Hades and Persephone Athena  o Born from Zeus’ head o Attributes of shield that represents her military skills o Aegis drives people in fear o Associated with aity and temple of Athens Parthenos  Apollo o  Attribute of lyre connected with music o Tripod delivers the oracle
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Artemis o Hunting  o Bow and arrow (attributes) o Untamed and lives in wild o Actaeon was killed by his own dogs sent by Artemis for his innocent crime  of seeing her bathe  Hephaestus: god of crafts Ares: God of war o Attribute helmet and spear Aphrodite: god of beauty, sex, and desire Dionysus: god of wine and theatre Hermes Shrewd or clever Creative and inventive – made lyre (tortoise), shoes Steals (cows)  No problem lying  Zeus – Maia (nymph – divine but not immortals) – Hermes Risk taker God eats ambrosia, nector Aphrodite  Story of her sleeping with a mortal o Aphrodite – Anchises – Aeneas Loses self control and status Power-desire, sex
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2009 for the course CLASSICS CLASSICS 4 taught by Professor Dunn during the Winter '09 term at UCSB.

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Greek Mythology - Greek Mythology 2009-01-12 Polytheism:...

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