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Greek Mythology 20 Myths of the Athenian Kings - Early Kings

Greek Mythology 20 Myths of the Athenian Kings - Early...

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Myths of the Athenian Kings Early Kings
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Athens and Attica Myth of autochthony
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The Kings of Athens Archons anarchy Eponymous Archon Polemarch Archon Basileus King Archon Responsible for civic religious institutions and the law courts
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Kekrops Son of Actaeus King of Akte complexities of succession of Kekrops First mortal to offer sacrifice to Athena following her birth Serves as the judge for the competition between Athena and Poseidon
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The ‘Culture Hero’ Kekrops also credited with the creation of marriage First to worship Zeus as first among the Gods Taught Athenians reading and writing A culture hero One associated with the creation or foundation of cultural institutions of a community Daughters die after seeing Erechthonius
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Erichthonius Athena and Hephestus ‘Troubles from the Earth’ Restores the throne after it is usurped by Amphictyon Born of the earth Often also half man-half snake
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