Lecture 13 ('09)

600 bc bc concerns myth of the rape of myth persephone

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Unformatted text preview: mn to Demeter (ca. 600 BC) BC) Concerns: – Myth of the rape of Myth Persephone by Hades Persephone – The establishment of a The temple and rituals in honor of Demeter at Eleusis of The Eleusinian Mysteries Mystery religion (from Mystery Greek word mystes ‘initiate’) mystes – Entailed initiation into Entailed secret religious rites/knowledge rites/knowledge Homeric Hymn to Demeter Homeric The Rape of The Persephone by Hades Persephone Hades (Pluto): god of Hades the Underworld the – Son of Cronus and Son Rhea Rhea – Greek name means ‘the Greek Unseen’; Roman name means ‘Wealth’ means Homeric Hymn to Demeter Homeric Demeter’s grief and anger – she creates famine on earth Leaves Olympus, goes to Leaves Eleusis disguised as an old woman woman Received kindly by Metaneira; Received acts as nanny of infant Demophoön Demopho Tries to make Demophoön Tries immortal; thwarted by Metaneira immortal; Reveals herself as goddess Instructs Eleusinians to build Ins...
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