Mythology Lecture 5oBody of poems we are discussing this week: Homeric poems, defining retributions of gods that are part of that Pantheon. oWhenever a new God is born, the question is what is he going to do, and where are the places that he will be worshipped, his temple? Example: Apollo and Hermes. Think of families and more new babies, children, and they have to share. Or people coming into a new firm, where some people have been working for years. oThe hymns (Apollo, Hermes) are epic poems (such as Iliad, Odyssey). The hymns would only be the beginning of a large epic poem. oTime’ (timai):what the areas of attribution, what the god is responsible for; the honor a god gains.oApollo: the lyre, archery, prophecy. What does it mean that those three areas belong to the same god? The hymn is organized in two parts. oAll the islands are afraid to offer her space to give birth to Apollo. The are afraid of the jealousy of Hera (Leto is rival of Hera).
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