Lecture13 - Classical Mythology Lecture 13 Homeric Hymn to...

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Classical Mythology Lecture 13
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Homeric Hymn to Demeter ! Persephone playing with Oceanids ! Picks narcissus, earth opens up, Hades appears ! H. abducts P., who calls on father Zeus ! Only Helios and Hecate hear her
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Homeric Hymn to Demeter ! Demeter hears P.’s cry ! Puts on black veil, rushes over world looking for P. ! Roams for 9 days with torches ! Abstains from nectar and ambrosia, doesn’t wash
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Homeric Hymn to Demeter ! Hecate meets her, asks who abducted P. ! They go with torches to visit Sun ! He reveals that Hades abducted P.; consoles D. ! D., angry with Zeus, leaves gods, wanders disguised over earth
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Homeric Hymn to Demeter ! Comes to palace of Celeus at Eleusis ! Sits by well Parthenion as old woman ! Daughters of Celeus meet her ! Her story: from Crete, abducted by pirates, escaped in Attica and came to Eleusis ! Asks to be nurse/housekeeper ! Callidice will speak to mother Metanira
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Homeric Hymn to Demeter ! Metanira agrees ! D. comes to the palace; head touches rafters; fills doorway with divine radiance ! M. in awe offers chair; D. refuses ! Iambe offers stool covered with white fleece; cheers her up with jokes and mockery
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