08_2 Female Deities

08_2 Female Deities - Chapter Eight, Lecture Two Artemis...

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Chapter Eight, Lecture Two Artemis Athena
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Artemis The ancient Potnia Therōn? Daughter of Leto Twin sister of Apollo Born on Ortygia Helped with Apollo’s birth?
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Artemis Her iconography Bow and arrows Hunting attire boots skirt belt
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Artemis the Virgin Odd that the mother earth goddess should become the virgin goddess of the hunt Still, there is pregnancy all around her in her stories Artemis the Killer Shows her dangerous side Kills women in childbirth arrows of Artemis Kills in vengeance
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Artemis Niobe Queen of Thebes Challenged the honor of Leto The goddess had only two children Niobê had 12 Apollo and Artemis kill all but one of Niobê’s children Use of myth Niobe’s excessive grief cited as an exemplum by Achilles to get Priam to eat
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Artemis Orion Son of Poseidon and a hunter Could walk on water Blinded by Oinopion for raping his daughter, Meropê With a boy on his shoulders, he walked toward the east, where the sun cured his blindness
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08_2 Female Deities - Chapter Eight, Lecture Two Artemis...

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