Mythology 4 - Mythology Lecture January 17, 2008 o...

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Mythology Lecture January 17, 2008 o Etiology: gives the story of how the world is based on their own perspectives. o Recall: a myth is constantly changed and retold in order to fit a different culture. o Names and Concepts: techne (technical skill, in particular, the skills that Prometheus gives to the humans; dike (divine justice, justice among men, characterizes Zeus in the Theogony; aidos (shame, respect, reverence for the gods, respect for fellow human beings) o Names: Atlas (carries earth on shoulders), Menoitios; Prometheus (forethought) punished by Zeus for helping humans; Epimetheus (afterthought), takes first woman. o ***Cup (picture of): Atlas and Prometheus. Black figure cup used to drink wine at a drinking party. Atlas carrying the earth, and Prometheus’s liver being eaten by eagle. o In Theogony: Prometheus tricks Zeus: covers bones with fat (which Zeus chooses), and meat with skin. Hesiod tells us that Zeus knew that he was being tricked yet he still picks the bad potion, and gets angry. In retaliation, Zeus takes
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