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Greek myth lec - Apollo-• young God • plays lyre loves music sweet and melodic • represents period of malehood right before you get

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Greek Myth 041607 Today’s Agenda: 1. Mythological Rape: Io, Europa, Ganymede 2. Apollo: Birth 3. Apollo and Delphi: Oracular Cult Zeus and “rape” Childhood initiation Hermes Argos Io [cow], hermes turned girl into a cow Argos looks over cow because he has 100 eyes Zeus goes down to slay Argos so Io can be free Europa [princess of the land] was out in fields picking flowers, preparing for marriage, is suddenly taken away by a God, taken to Crete, raped Right of passage ceremony [ready for sex, become a woman] o Separation [from home and society, can be rape or metaphorical rape] o Liminality [experience something that changes you, ie sex] o Reintegration [reintroduced to society but you changed] the eyes of Argos eyes plucked out and placed on peackock which makes up its feathers Zeus and Ganymede: Olympus [. .men also raped other men ….], in this case took a youth that they admired and trained them in something o Boys also experience separation, liminality, and reintegration
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Unformatted text preview: Apollo-• young God, • plays lyre, loves music, sweet and melodic • represents period of malehood right before you get rugged [not manly] • island of delos o made agreement that if birth of Arthemus and Apollo occurred in Delos, the dry barren island would become very rich o Zeus does not allow Apollo to grow up b/c afraid Apollo would grow more powerful than Zeus himself o Eileithyia Delphi and spring Telphousa • tells Apollo not to have cult in Telphousa, tells Apollo to move it to Delphi even though Pytho [snake] already lives there and is worhsiped there, b/c wanted the land for herself Apollo vs. Python • Apollo needs priests-turns to Delph-intercepts ship • Omphalos-belly button, also center of the universe Gods get priests, not priestesses But Pythian priestess of Apollo was survivor originally to the Python...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2009 for the course GREEK MYTH 40 taught by Professor Galluci during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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