10.02 Demeter - make him immortal Mom flips out Demeter...

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DEMETER (CERES) De=Earth or Tamer or Barley Meter=mother Connected with earth and underworld Near eastern parallel Duttur searches for her son Damu in the underworld Persephone – daughter of Demeter and Zeus -with Demeter – “the two goddesses” or “the two Demeters” Persephone kidnapped by Hades with permission of Zeus “the rape of Persephone” End up marrying Demeter is angry. Leaves gods. Sits beside a well and meets daughters of Celius. They take her to their home as a nurse (disguised). Won’t drink wine, only barley and water. Given charge of son Demophon. Anoints with ambrosia and dits in fire (to
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Unformatted text preview: make him immortal). Mom flips out. Demeter reveals godly form and commands a temple be built for her in Eleusis. ?Maybe trying to replace lost child? Demeter causes a great famine – threatens existence of man and sacrifices to gods. Zeus and Iris try to get her to turn away from her anger. Hades consents to let Persephone go. Pomegranate seeds – bind her to return. Zeus invites D&P to Olympus. Says live there 2/3 of year and the rest (winter) in the underworld with Hades. Cult of Demeter was a mystery. Secretive....
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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.

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