Classics 10 midterm 2

Classics 10 midterm 2 - staying and nothing grows anymore;...

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Myths of Fertility I 10/17/11: Demeter and Related Myths -Gaea is mother earth and is the beginning female fertility -no one Greek Goddess cotrolled all fertility -aphrodite (human sexuality) -artemis (wild animals) - Hera (mearriage, family) -Hestia (family) -Demeter (agricultural fertility) Demeter o Her daughter is Persephone, father being Zeus. She is a virgin. She was abducted by Hades as she was playing in a meadow Helius (the sun) who can “see everything” tells Demeter who took her daughter Demeter is angry at Zeus because he let it happen, and she leaves Olympus disguised as a mortal Demeter ends up taking care of a mortal infant prince, Demophoon, and she wants to make him her’s. Demeter is caught trying to make Demophoon immortal by burning him in the fire Demeter then withdraws her power from the land of which she was
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Unformatted text preview: staying and nothing grows anymore; drought, plague Persephone eats a pomegranate seed that Hades offers, and because of that, she must stay with Hades and Demeter eventually accepts that and restores growth to the crops in the lands o Kore means girl or Persephone. o Kykeon – a “spicey beer” o Hierophant = shower of the sacred things o Anaktoron = place of the king-Sometimes in Egyptian myth, there will be incest. -Isis and Osiris, are brothers and sisters and is also husband and wife. Chapter 11: Death Lecture • To greeks, the place of death is boring and nothing goes on there, BUT, you aren’t being punished at all. • The soul is the breathe, and when you die, your soul leaves the body. • Greeks await prper burial rites so that they can properly enter Hades and then live there...
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course CLASSICS 10 taught by Professor Watanabe during the Fall '11 term at UC Davis.

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