07_1 The Male Deities

07_1 The Male Deities - Chapter Seven, Lecture One Myths of...

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Chapter Seven, Lecture One Myths of the Olympians
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Male Deities Reflect range of activities consistent with the roles Greek men played in their society
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Poseidon, Lord of the Deep Husband ( posis ) An Indo-european male fertility god This explains the tangle of his competencies original: springs, horses, earthquakes acquired: sea Married to “Amphitrite” Father of Triton
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Poseidon, Lord of the Deep The competition in Athens He offers the Athenians salt water?? Lost also in Argos Impregnated Medusa Pegasus born when Medusa killed by Perseus
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Hades, King of the Dead the invisible” (Helmet from the Cyclops) “Pluto” (wealth) Lord of the dead who inhabit the top layer of soil Abduction and Marriage to Persephone (daughter of Demeter), discussed in Chapter 11
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Apollo, the Far-Darter, God of Prophecy One of the most complex His competencies are a tangle of different areas His history is complex and inconsistent His role at Delphi makes him, next to Zeus, the most important Olympian
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2010 for the course CLT 3370 taught by Professor Eaverly during the Spring '06 term at University of Florida.

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07_1 The Male Deities - Chapter Seven, Lecture One Myths of...

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