Greek myth Lec 040407

Greek myth Lec 040407 - Demeter and Dersephone Persephone...

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Greek myth Lec 040407 Greek Religion II: Reciprocity, Sacrifice, votives Myth Interpretation in Antiquity and Medieval Period Freud and Psychoanalytic Approach I. Pleasing Gods animal sacrifice altar-focus point of Greek religion human sacrifice occasionally appears in myths, but is not the norm b/c Gods don’t like blood on their altar Other ways: o Dedicate tripod to God [votive tripod] o Dedicate statue to Gods [votive statue] temple of Zeus- imp. b/c you want statue to watch over altar, and also want to build house for statue Entho siasmos-posession by the God gods think and act like humans gods obey rules of receiprocity sacrifice physical allegory [ie changing of seasons]
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Unformatted text preview: Demeter and Dersephone Persephone Hermes Hekate Demeter Moral allegory: represents an abstract concept judgment of Paris-think about wisdom and politics Hera Athena Aphrodite Hermes Paris Moral allegory: Odysseus and the Sirens-moral-dont give into sexual temptation Historical Allegory: herakles and the Hydra herakles took down 50 archers I. Sigmund Freud and his psychoanalytic approach to mythology first major work: The Interpretation of Dreams Oedipeus complex According to Freud: 1. suppressed childhood wishes surface in dreams 2. myths are like dreams 3. Terms: ID and Ego...
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