Greek Mythology 6 Zeus %26 Hera

Greek Mythology 6 Zeus %26 Hera - Zeus & Hera Divine...

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Unformatted text preview: Zeus & Hera Divine Marriage and its Discontents Chthonic Divinities and Non- Chthonic Divinities Chthonic of the place Idea that a specific location is the place where a divinity lives Often associated with snakes, but not always Chthonic Divinities Many female divinities are conceptually Chthonic and often associated with fertility Eleusis Cult of Demeter and Persephone/Kora Some male divinities (or aspects of them) are also chthonic Zeus Zeus: Origins of the God Related to numerous other versions of an original Indo-European Sky God Common forms of sky gods allow for the reconstruction of the original name *Dius Bright One Jupiter name derived from *dyeu-ph2tr probably something like Sky Father or Bright Father Some Epithets Zeus Olympios Olympic Festival or Zeus of Olympus Zeus Panhellenios ('Zeus of all the Hellenes') Zeus Xenios patron of hospitality and guests Zeus Horkios keeper of oaths Zeus Ombrios Zeus Ombrios Zeus and Lightning Gift of the Cyclopes after they are freed from Uranos Idea of sudden death Zeus and Hera...
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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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Greek Mythology 6 Zeus %26 Hera - Zeus & Hera Divine...

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