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20 June 2007 Professor Bruce Bassoff ENG 4224-100 Study Questions #6 The story of Philomela, Procne, Tereus, and Itylus is a tale of revenge. According to Greek mythology, the king of Thrace married Procne, who was the daughter of Pandion, the king of Athens. Tereus seduces her sister Philomela and tells her that Procne died. To make sure that Philomela could not speak of what Tereus had done, Tereus cuts off Philomela’s tongue. Philomela revealed the crime by embroidering the story onto some cloth. Procne kills her son Itylus and serves his meat to Tereus for dinner. When Tereus learned what Procne had done, Tereus went after the two sisters with an axe. The gods took pity and decided to transform Philomela, Procne, and Tereus into birds. Tereus turns into a hawk (hoopoe), Procne and Philomela into nightingales. 1 The story of Isis and Osiris is part of Egyptian religion.
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Unformatted text preview: Son of the sky goddess, Nut and earth god Geb, Osiris was a legendary ruler of Egypt and god of the underworld. In a famous myth, Osiris’s brother, Set, killed him and hacked his body into 14 pieces. Set spread the 14 pieces all over Egypt. Isis, Osiris’s sister and wife found all of the pieces of Osiris’s body throught Egypt. In one version of the story, Isis miraculously reincarnates her brother after collecting the pieces of his body. In another version, she buries all of the pieces of his body and makes each burial a sacred place. 2 1 Tereus." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2007. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 18 June 2007 <http://www.search.eb.com/eb/article-9071756>. 2 “Osiris.” The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001–04. www.bartleby.com/65/....
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