CLCS_335_Lecture_10_8_08 - CLCS335Lecture10/8/08 Dionysus

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CLCS 335 Lecture 10/8/08 Dionysus  worship consists of killing and becoming God  violent shattering of boundaries  son of Zeus and Semele (a mortal woman)  Hera convinces Semele to make Zeus appear in his true form, and when he does and  incinerates her  Zeus rips Dionysus out of her womb and carries him to term in his thigh (similar to Athena)  male who dresses female and highly sexual  opposite of Athena  another version of birth  Zeus impregnates Persephone and Hera sends Titans to rip baby apart and eat it  they eat everything except the heart, and Athena gives the heart to Zeus, Zeus eats it and  THEN impregnates Semele  after he's born, he's given to mortals to be protected from Hera  they dress him as a girl to hide him  Hera finds out and drives his nurse insane (she ends up boiling her children) 
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2011 for the course CLCS 335 taught by Professor Keithdickson during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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CLCS_335_Lecture_10_8_08 - CLCS335Lecture10/8/08 Dionysus

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