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Lecture 5 Homeric Hymn to Demeter Homeric Hymn to Demeter Succession Myth: “sky” Ouranos o Greek Zeus Latin dies “day” Latin Jupiter Sanskrit dyaus pitar “sky father” – looks like Zeus and Jupiter o Ouranos = night Zaus’ sickle drives night away (?) Ancient Greek Myths – nature myths o Meteorological phenomenon i.e. Typhois is hidden under mountain   volcanos Persephone – Parents are Zeus and Demeter o Brief 3-line reference in Theogony o Kidnapping organized by Zeus o Not let go without candilions o 4 months of the year she must spend with Hades, then back to earth for the other 8 months Similar to powem from Archaic Period (not by Homer) Similar in language and structure to Homer and Hesiod Composed between 7 th  and 5 th  Centuries BC Maybe composed to be performed on its own Discovered in a stable in Russia
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