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Mythology - Lecture 4

Mythology - Lecture 4 - -Zeus Sky& earth(rain and...

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Sheet1 Page 1 Prometheus: Means foresight -Why is Prometheus punished? ->Zeus believed that Prometheus stole the fire from the gods and gave it to humans Aristotle believed a good play consisted of united time, place and action Prometheus play is about the model of justice -Main character is a victim to Zeus (A powerful being) ->Justice is the will of Zeus without questioning it Hephaestus: Famous for skills as a metalsmith ->Tells Prometheus that his actions aren't just, but you can't win Zeus over so just accept the punishment Oedipus: Written by Sophocles -King of Thebes -Based in a story that is larger and in an ancient myth ->Actual play is MUCH shorter than the story Oracle of Delphi tells future --- Greek Gods Ancient Greeks believed: -Many gods (good AND bad) Anthropomorphic: ->Tall, strong, beautiful, immortal ->Love, hate, fight, argue, and are jealous -Special food and drink (ambrosia-food, nectar-drink) Mount Olympus: 12 Gods
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Unformatted text preview: -Zeus Sky & earth (rain and lightning)-Hera Zeus' wife (wedding)->6 Children (3 boys and 3 girls->2 brothers of Zeus (Poseidon and Hades)->2 sisters of Zeus (Demeter, Hestia) Zeus' Children-Athena Wisdom-AphroditeBeauty and sexual desire-ArtemisHunting-ApolloProphecy and music-AresWar-HermesTravelers and merchants Continued-PoseidonSea-HadesUnderworld-DemeterGrain Sheet1 Page 2-HestiaFamily life-DionysiusWine-HephaestusMetalsmith of gods, husband of Aphrodite Three examples of Heroism-Theseus: cunning-Hercules: Pollution not immortality-Prometheus: against Power without justice Joseph Campbell-Four functions of myths->Metaphysical - Awaken to the wonder and mystery of creation->Cosmological - "shape" of the universe->Sociological - Pass down the morals and ethics->Pedagogical - Lead through rites of passage Sheet1 Page 3 written by Aeschylus agriculture Sheet1 Page 4...
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