CLA 3380 W06D01 (Herakles Alexikakos)

CLA 3380 W06D01 (Herakles Alexikakos) - Classical Mythology...

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Classical Mythology Herakles Alexikakos Monday, 12 February 2007
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Words of the Day y chthonic , adj.: “Dwelling in or beneath the surface of the earth.” (OED) In the study of antiquity it frequently refers to deities or powers associated with the netherworld. y chth ō n ( χθών ), “earth” y heros ( ἥρως ) n.: “hero”, most often with the connotation of cult worship. y “Eponymous Hero”: the hero from whom a city, region, or people drew its name (e.g. Hellen, Ion, Dorus).
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The Hero Shrine y Chthonic powers y Wide spread by 8 th century BC y Quasi divinity y Tomb as locus of power y heroon (the grave) y tumulus (the mound) y Divine sacrifice ( thúein ) vs. hero worship ( enagízein ) y Night y Dark victim y Blood poured into ground y Meat not eaten
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The Games y Olympic (Olympia) y 776 BC y Zeus y Every 4 years y Crown of olive y Pythian (Delphi) y 582 BC y Apollo y Every 3 rd year y Crown of bay leaves y Isthmian y 582 BC y Poseidon y Every 2 years y Crown of pine y Nemean y 6 th cent. BC y Zeus y Every 2 years y Crown of celery
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CLA 3380 W06D01 (Herakles Alexikakos) - Classical Mythology...

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