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Unformatted text preview: 07/04/2008 13:02:00 ← Athenian myths of Autochthony ← • Cecrops- Half-man, half snake ← • Cranaos- time of Deucalion’s flood; Earth-born • the second king ← • Amphictyon-Son of Deucalion or earth-born ← • Erichthonius- Offspring of Hephaistos and Athena • born from Hephaistos ejaculating on Athena’s ankle and she wipes it on a piece of wool and 9 months later Erichthonius is born ← • Placed in a chest, given to Pandrosus, daughter of Cecrops; sisters open the box • Pandrosus was told to take care of the chest but do not open it. In the box was Erichthonius with a snake wrapped around him ← • Erichthonius makes wooden image of Athena and establishes the Panathenaea ← Divine Visits ← • Competition of Poseidon and Athena • Poseidon bangs trident on ground and water sprays up • Athena raises her hand and an olive tree rises from the...
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