Hum Lecture- Feb 4, 2008

Hum Lecture- Feb 4, 2008 - Feb 4 2008 Homers Gods Varieties...

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Feb 4, 2008 Homers Gods Varieties of Deities 1. Olympians 2. Non-Olympians and Local Deities Helios (Sun God), Persephone (Queen of the Dead), Dionysus (God of Wine), Dawn (Goddess of Dawn), Eileithyia (Goddess of Childbirth) Circe (Daughter of Helios, no sacrifice), Calypso (no sacrifice), Eidothea (explain what to do to capture her father and squeeze prophecy out of her), Proteus( Old man of the Sea) -geographically restricted, local -landscapes itself are shared by humans and beings of different sources Divine Society 1. Kinship Paradigm Children of Rheia and Kronos: have a bunch of kids include Demeter, Poseidon, Zeus’s Regime: only one that isn’t eaten, he survives and rallies family to overthrows Kronos. Assimilation of Non-Kin Deities: Father dies and stuff is split up, made the story so that everyone is the related 2. Divine Politics The Divine Polis: houses within that wall, town square for the divine assembly situated in front of Zeus’s house.
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