greek myth lec 041807

greek myth lec 041807 - Greek Myth Lec 041807 Todays Agenda...

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Greek Myth Lec 041807 Today’s Agenda: 1. Delphi and Oracles 2. Artemis and Initiation Ritual, separation, liminality, reintegration 3. Aphrodite and the Hymn Childhood Initiation: Hyacinthos Pithean priestess often gave ambiguous answers [ie “take to the wooden walls”, could mean the actual walls of the city or the wooden walls of the ships] want the god to give you a sign before taking action Artemis as Mistress of Animals, ca. 700 winged creature, usually holding wild animals in her hands, scary looking “beast master”, original nature is much more terrifying than Theogony would make you believe has a bow that she uses to hunt animals daughter of Lato and Zeus, apollo’s brother when Zeus establishes his reign she is virginal and appears more tame Artemis as Killer of Maidens 1. Separation 2. liminal zone 3. reintegration Artemis’ sanctuary at Sparta: Boy initiation have to run to and back from altar, Spartan warriors whip the boys as they run,
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