Greek Myth Lec 042707

Greek Myth Lec 042707 - Greek Myth Lec 042707 Midterm: next...

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Midterm: next week, bring scantron “normal” Greek religion revolves around sacrifice Eating, breeding, and death Mystery Cults are about empathy and feeling Fasting, golden age, immortality Ritual initiation Demeter and Dionysus Demeter: Grain goddess, goddess of agriculture Dionysus: ferments the grape and turns into wine Gods eat: ambrosia and nectar Sanctuary of Demeter at Eleusis when initiated could not tell secrets to anyone outside of group Imagining Eleusis once initiated you had different view of the afterlife Demeter as grain goddess olives, wine, grain when angry famine occurs Persephone and the meadow Persephone picking flowers [mother=Demeter, father= Zeus], sent to Hades The sacred spring at Eleusis Rituals turn myth into reality Mythological rape Hades rapes Persephone Zeus Poseidon Hades Zeus wants Hades to rape Persephone b/c it makes Haydes his son in law, which makes Hades have to somewhat respect Zeus
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