Greek Mythology 4 Myths and their Cultural Functions-10

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Myths and their Cultural Functions Divine Order and the Problem of Evil
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Cultural Argument Over 13,000 deaths from motorcycle accidents since 2008
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The Monster of Troy Vase
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Samotherium Skull Mastodon Skull
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Origins of Myths Adrienne Mayor
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Function of Myths No single or simple ‘function’ One function of a myth is to reconcile the world we perceive with ideas or information that is not easily incorporated into the cultural or cogitative framework we possess Another function can be to reinforce or
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The Gigantomachy Machos = war The War of the Giants One of the narratives of the creation of cosmic order The children of Gaia represent the forces of Chaos
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The Gigantomachy Gaia expects Zeus to free her children, the Giants, from Tartarus Giants arise from the earth from the blood of Ouranos When Zeus refuses, Gaia encourages the Giants to challenge the Olympians
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Enkelados defeated by Athena Polybotes defeated by Poseidon Porphyrion defeated by Heracles and Zeus Other gods defeat minor Giants The Glittering One
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What are the Giants? Not clear
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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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