Lecture 1-14-08 - Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) - believed that...

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Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) - believed that dreams mirrored an earlier time in the species - idea of Oedipus Complex - used to explain tensions between male children w/fathers - comes from Sophicles - just as dreams are dreamt by individuals to work through psychological tensions, myths are used by culture to work through collective psychological tensions - think about when medusa looks at a man and turns him into stone is there more to it than this? - Chruseyeur and Pegasus come from Medusa - Persius and Herakles are both sons of Zeus - Zeus uses Typhaeus as a final rise to power - Cerberus becomes the 3-headed dog that guards Hades - Chimaira: monster that was slain by - Phix = sphinx popular in myth literature - lines 411-52 Hehate’s powers compared to those of Zeus - very dangerous God depicted in 5 th century, but not in myths before then - description foreshadows that of Zeus (Brother-sister union) - Kronos – Rhea give birth to a number of Olympians - Hestra, Demeter, Hera, Hades (king of underworld), Poseidon, Zeus
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2008 for the course CLCIV 385 taught by Professor Collins during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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Lecture 1-14-08 - Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) - believed that...

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