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Succession Crisis-General Conflict Humans go from very male world to female world Garden of the Hesperides How could we every reach this state? Freud..happens in childhood, is actually a dream of returning with mother Also happens when you die [afterlife] Moral of Prometheus sacrifice aition: You are what you eat Eating without working would lead to hubris Today’s agenda: A. Introduction to Homeric Hymns, Panhellenism B. B. Zeus, Hera, and Poseidon C. C. Mythological Rape [in next lecture] HYMNS Homeric hymns-sung at rituals Homer’s hymns-Homer wrote them Structure: 1. invocation [recognize god and identify which one] 2. story illustrating attributes [tell a story about them] 3. farewell [“you have ascended to olympus, are not a part of this group of gods”] Olympus: mountain top, where 12 principle deities reigned Questions in hymns: why gods interact with people vengeful gods: artemis, Apollo, and Niobids shot arrows at people gods can come down and instruct how to worship them [i.e. only sacrifice cows or
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