Greek Mythology 9 Divine Personalities

Greek Mythology 9 Divine Personalities - Divine...

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Unformatted text preview: Divine Personalities of the Olympians Demeter and the Myth of Tantalos Athens and Eleusis Eleusian Mysteries Persephone/Kora Cult at Eleusis Cave of Persephone Cult appears to have involved rituals of rebirth Kora Statues Sema of Phrasikleia I shall be called kore for ever instead of wedded by the gods thus being named Aristion of Paros created me" Athens and its Gods Athena is the dominant state divinity Demeter/Kore are equally important but differently important divinities associated with the idea of the abundance of the land Hundreds of other divinities worshiped, but without the same universal significance to the population Aphrodite Goddess of love, sex and fertility Variable traditions of origin Severed genitals Dione the Goddess Has no childhood Aphrodite and Astarte Narratives of Aphrodite All relate to sex, infatuation and/or perversion Story of Adonis Cinyras, King of Cyprus, has a daughter named Myrrha Myrrhas mother commits an act of HUBRIS to Aphrodite Union of Cinyras and Myrrha produces a...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course CLASSICS 122 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '12 term at UMass (Amherst).

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