hum lec15 - February 11th 2008 Humanities week 6 lecture 1...

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February 11 th , 2008 Humanities week 6 lecture 1 Comprehension of Homeric Hymn to Demeter Head priestess of mysteries of Demeter. Suggest the cult originated in Bronze Age before Dark Age as cult of king. Assumed to date from 17 th century BC before Athens took control Demeter demands the town build her a temple Her uncle Hades abducts Persephone I. Eleusis and the Hymn to Demeter Origins of the Eleusis Demeter Cult References o Eleusis in Hymn to Demeter i. Demeter’s Demand for a Temple Trust of Initiates (good deal) i. Blessed is he who has been them of humans who walk on the earth; But he who has not been enrolled in the rites, who is lacking a share, Has another lot in death beneath the moldy gloom (H. Dem. 480-82) Process of Migration and Adaptation II. The Hymn to Demeter Duttur and Damu i. Missing Child and Searching Mother 1. Mother Duttur, Son Damu ii. Trapped in the Underworld iii. Release iv. Fertility and Seasons
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