CLST notes 9-20

CLST notes 9-20 - I. Hermes a. God who gave Pandora the...

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I. Hermes a. God who gave Pandora the character of a thief and the mind of a bitch b. God of good luck c. Also the god of businessmen and thieves i. Those two professions rely on luck ii. They have little control over their fortunes d. God of the practical joke i. Humor can take over you 1. Take over your power to control yourself 2. Laughter 3. It’s stronger than you are from time to time. e. These gods are about the perception of power in the eyes of primitive people II. Myth Zeus made love to Maia and gave birth to hermes in a cave. She put hermes down in a cradle and the moment her back was turned hermes god out and made his way out of the cave and went to explore the world he was just born into. Hermes saw a turtle and killed it and cleaned out the shell. He used the guts as strings and attached them to the shell and created the first string instrument. He was so pleased with himself that he went down the road to see what they could find. He then found the place where the gods keep their
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2010 for the course CLST 2090 taught by Professor Warga during the Spring '07 term at LSU.

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CLST notes 9-20 - I. Hermes a. God who gave Pandora the...

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