Greek Myth Lec 050907

Greek Myth Lec 050907 - Greek Myth Lec 050907 Todays Agenda...

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Greek Myth Lec 050907 Today’s Agenda: Heroic initiation paradigms Introduction to Homeric Epic Events leading up to Trojan War Illiad After the Illiad: Sack of Troy Initiation Pattern 1] call to adventure 2] refusal to call [whinner, just a kid] 3] supernatural aid 4] crossing of the first threshold [test] 5] road of trials 6] meeting with the goddess [who is often a temptress] 7] atonement with father 8] ultimate boon 9] return 10] apotheosis i.e. the movie, Grease American Western: Withdrawal and Return [Clint Eastwood movies] Gilgamesh: Babylonian Epic, King of Uruk cuneiform writing style texts talks about first King of Uruk [Gilgamesh] Gilgamesh and Enkidu o Enkidu: sidekick o Prostitute was brought out in order to attract the wild beast man Enkidu in order for Gilgamesh to get him as sidekick o Gilgamesh had to fight Enkidu in order to establish power over the big monkey like man Enkidu Together they fight Humbaba the Terrible Enkidu dies in battle Gods got tired of men because they were noisy, flooded earth,
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