Review1 - Aphrodite (M&L 179-194, 221-236, Homeric Hymn to...

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Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite , Ovid pg. 359-61): Birth of Aphrodite (as in Hesiod’s  Theogony , from severed genitals of Ouranos) Aphrodite and Anchises (know this myth in detail, seduction, resulting son etc.) Aphrodite in contrast to virgin goddesses Aphrodite and Artemis in the myth of  Hippolytus  Aphrodite and Adonis Artemis’ birth and her connection to Apollo Artemis as virgin (see Aphrodite and Hippolytus above)  Artemis and Niobe Artemis and Actaeon Zeus, Callisto, and Arcas Artemis and Orion Artemis and Arethusa Aphrodite (Venus) Birth of Aphrodite Double tradition of Aphrodite’s birth Aphrodite Urania or Celestial Aphrodite – from Uranus alone. Older of the two; more intelligent and spiritual. Sexual in Hesiod’s account, but in later philosophy, goddess of pure and spiritual love. Aphrodite Pandemos – means Aphrodite of All the People or Common Aphrodite – daughter of Zeus and Dione. Devoted primarily to physical satisfaction and procreation. Aphrodite and Anchises Aphrodite often boasts that she can sway the hearts of the gods (except Athena, Artemis, and Hestia) to suffer the shame of sleeping with mortals. Zeus returns the favor by instilling in Aphrodite a desire to sleep with the mortal Anchises. She assumes the form of a beautiful young virgin and goes to Anchises’ hut in Troy. He believes her to be a goddess (though he does not know which), and she persuades him otherwise. She says she is the daughter of the King Otreus of Phrygia, whisked away by Hermes and fated to be the wife of Anchises. As she tells him the story, she strikes him with “sweet desire,” and he believes her story. After they sleep together, Anchises sleeps and Aphrodite returns to her goddess form. He wakes up and is afraid that he will be punished, because “no man retains his full strength who sleeps with an immortal
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course C C 303 taught by Professor Faulkner during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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