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Unformatted text preview: Attic Legends-Crecrops an early figure; snaky lower half; antochtonous (born from earth)-Daughters entrusted with box containing Erichthonius, s. of Earth-Er. Product of Hephaestus’ attack on Athena-disobedient ds. Of crecrops open box, see Er. And snakes, throw themselves off Acropolis Aegeus and theseus-Aegeus king of Athens, has no son-Oracle says beware of unloosing his wineskin before return home-sleeps with Aethra at Troezen-leaves sword and sandals under a rock: male child to claim birthright with these Theseus’ return Six Labors: 1. Periphetes, club bearer 2. Sinis: ties victims to two bent pine trees, thus torn apart 3. Sow of Krommyon; shown with old woman 4. Sciron: travelers made to wash his feet, kicked over cliff, man-eating turtle devours 5. Kerkyon: wrestling match 6. Proscrustes: travelers hammered/truncated to fit bed-Aegeus’ wife Medea tries to poison, thwarted-Fights with Marathonian Bull (formerly Cretan Bull)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course CC 303 taught by Professor Perlman during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas.
- Fall '08