Female Deities - Aphrodite to make her a woman, she grants...

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Female Deities: Aphrodite (Istarte/Ishtar) Children of Aphrodite: Aphrodite + Ares = Eros Aphrodite + Hermes = Hermaphroditus Aphrodite + Hermes = Priapus Aphrodite + Anchises (mortal) = Aeneas Hermaphroditus- Nymph Salmacis fell in love with him, prayed to the gods so that they could get together, gods granted her wish. Priapus- Had a giant male genital, god of fertility, abundance and ‘wards off the evil eye’ Aphrodite’s Power: Power over everyone except 3 gods: Hestia, Artemis and Athena Aphrodite’s relation with a mortal- Zues makes her fall in love with a moral, a prince of troy. Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite. Anchises, after sleeping with her, prays that she doesn’t un-man him. Son turns out to be Trojan hero also founder of Roman people. Pygmalion + Galatea story involving Aphrodite- Cyprus (Most of Aphrodite’s stories take place outside of Greece) About some king that scorns women, makes perfect statue of a woman. Prays to
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Unformatted text preview: Aphrodite to make her a woman, she grants it. Cinyras + Myrrha Her tears are myrrh resin, burned on Aphrodites altar an etiological myth Artemis Protects women in wild time of life Goddess of hunting and wild things Protects small animals (potnia theron) Virgin goddess of childbirth (helped with apollos birth Artemis and Actaeon Actaeon sees Artemis naked, get punished for seeing her nude, gets turned into a deer and is eaten alive by him own hunting dogs Athena (Pallas, glaukopis) Daughter of Zeus Roman version = Minerva Muscular Virgin Goddess of the crafts of civilization-Weaving, carpentry, military strategy, military equipment war chariot and warship Shown wearing: Helmet, owl, shield with Gorgon, snake, aegis breastplate Protection of Male Heroes (Herakles, Jason, etc) Helps Ulysses and the Sirens Famous for contest with Poseidon for Athens Poseidon...
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2010 for the course CLT 3370 taught by Professor Eaverly during the Spring '06 term at University of Florida.

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