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o Poseidon either spikes the earth and gives them a salt water spring. o And/or he gives them a fabulous horse. (main version). o Athena makes an olive tree grow. The tree can give fruit, shade, etc. o So they pick Athena as their deity. The Panathenaea: - Annual festival for Athena. - Major festival. - Communal observance. - Strengthen the relationship between Gods and man. - Celebrated birth/patronage of Athena. - Singing, sacrifices, athletic contests. - Ritual procession to Parthenon. - Robe woven for cult statue. - Women were able to take part in this festival. Wednesday October 12, 2011 Demeter - Greek Goddess of agriculture. - Closest to Great Goddess Figure. - More anthropomorphic, less abstract than Gaea.
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Unformatted text preview: -Daughter = Persephone. o Associate with young crops. o Associated with Death. o Wife of Hades. o Spent 1/3 the year in Hades. -Story of Demeter, Persephone, Hades: Homeric Hymn to Demeter. -Hades abduction of Persephone. -Demeter’s search. -Dmeter Causes winter. -Zeus mediates. Return of Persephone (Proserpina, Roman Name) -Pomegranate problem. -Right of passage. -Why there are seasons (etiological) o For a third of the year, when she is gone, Demeter is sad and lonely and it winter. -Persephone’s Descent & Return = life-death-rebirth -Agriculture = civilization. -Demeter’s gift bonded men and gods, which were divided due to Prometheus’s fire....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course CLASSICS 224 taught by Professor Kitchel during the Fall '09 term at UMass (Amherst).

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