CL 222 EXAM 2 REVIEW (1)

CL 222 EXAM 2 REVIEW (1) - STUDY GUIDE FOR TEST TWO 1 What...

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STUDY GUIDE FOR TEST TWO 1. What does the rooster represent in the cult of Demeter and Persephone? A new day, life coming back, life cycle, sexuality 2. In the temple of Demeter, initiates saw a dramatic reenactment. What was being reenacted, most likely? Demeter was searching for Persephone 3. What was at the heart of the teachings of the mysteries of Demeter? Death, burial, rebirth; death isn’t the end of a cycle, it continues. 4. What happened when Demeter withdrew into her temple at Eleusis? The world was thrust into a winter in which no crops could grow and the human population was dying off from starvation. 5. What could the people on the outside of the temple of Demeter see of the “mysteries” from their vantage point? Explosion of light after a period of darkness 6. What do the torches in the Demeter cult represent? Growth, power that is in the seed, flicker of light that remains in the darkness 7. What principle of the universal order does the mother/daughter relationship exemplify? Life cycle; death=new life 8. Why did Iambe exhibit lewd behavior in front of Demeter? She tries to cheer Demeter up by telling inappropriate jokes & acting funny. 9. What happened, symbolically, when Persephone ate the pomegranate of Hades? She is taking in his seeds and as a result she is now tied with him in marriage. Pomegranate = symbol of male sexuality. 10. What were the requirements to become an initiate into the Eleusinian Mysteries? Able to speak Greek, shed no blood. 11. What task did Demeter give to Triptolemus? Teach the world agriculture 12. Why was Demeter roasting the baby of the queen of Eleusis in the hearth fire? She wanted to give the child immortality 13. Who told Demeter where her daughter had been taken? Helios, the sun god. (He can see everything) 14. Why were the initiates of the Eleusinian mysteries called mystes ? Mystes is the Greek word of requirement, mystery, secrecy. They were a cult of secrecy. 15. Why do underworld divinities appreciate receiving pigs as sacrifices? Pigs are very bloody and fertile.
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16. What is special about kykeon ? Ergot is a main ingredient is the drug, LSD. 17. Kore is another name of Persephone. It means what? “Ultimate daughter” 18. Who awarded Persephone to Hades to be his bride? Zeus 19. In what activity was Persephone engaged when she was snatched away, and what does that activity represent? She was picking flowers in a field. This represents girls of marrying age.
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