Homeric Hymn to Demeter - 2/20 Homeric Hymn to Demeter...

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2/20 Homeric Hymn to Demeter Aeitology - The Eleusinian Mysteries (In Eleusis, 8 miles W of Athens) Lines 480-482; mystes Pindar (5th century BCE): "Blessed is he who has seen this and thus goes beneath the earth; he knows the end of life, he knows the beginning given by Zeus" Sophocles: "Thrice blessed are those mortals who have seen these rites and thus enter into Hades: for them alone there is life, for the others all is misery." A hieros logos about the two goddesses a 'sacred account' ( hieros logos ) Persephone Lost Persephone in the locus amoenus ; Nysa (Location) a 'delightful place' ( locus amoenus ) motif in myth that something bad will happen there Raped while picking flowers with Okeanids Okeanids; Trick of Gaia (Earth) Okeanids- descendants of Okeananis Myths involving okeanids are REALLY old Gaia helps hades by sending up a flower When Persephone picks the flower, earth splits open Appearance of Hades (Aidoneus) Persephone the exogamic bride - a sympathetic view Exogamic bride - maiden from a foreign community
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course TRAD 104 taught by Professor Freeble during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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