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Unformatted text preview: Notes – Exam 1 – Classical Mythology I. Myths a. Story of Oedipus i. Kills father, marries mother, when finds out gouges out his eyes b. Story of Apollo and Daphne i. SEE AITION c. Story of Kadmos (Cadmus) and the dragon/Spartoi i. Cadmus is told by the oracle at Delphi to follow a cow and found a city wherever it stops (Thebes) ii. Wishes to sacrifice cow, but dragon guards spring iii. Cadmus slays dragon and plants its teeth in the earth iv. Spartoi spring up from earth, fight one another until 5 remain 1. Help Cadmus found city of Thebes d. Hesiod’s Theogony i. Myth of Succession (Zeus’s parents, grandparents, wives, and some important kids) ii. Story of Prometheus 1. Characteristics a. “forethought” b. Cunning, trickster c. “the man of various wiles” 2. His relationship to humans and gods (what he means to us) a. Prometheus tries to trick Zeus by laying out 2 portions for sacrifice and telling him to choose: i. Meat & fat covered in ox’s tripe ii. Ox’s bones covered with fat...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MYTH 215 taught by Professor Larson during the Fall '08 term at Bucknell.
- Fall '08