M Y T H S O F T H E O LY M P I A N G O D S : M A L E D E I T I E S • Powell, Chapter 7 o Key Names & Terms: birth: Leto- mother of Apollo and Artemis Hera-mother of Ares Zeus- Delos- Island of Apollo's birth. Apollo oracle: Telephusa Delphi- Site of Apollo's shrine. Pytho Pythia- Priestess at Delphi whom Apollo inspired with his prophecies. loves: Cassandra- One of Apollo's failed romances; her prophecies, though true, are not believed by anyone. Sibyl at Cumae- One of Apollo's failed romances; accepted gift of extreme age, but without youth. Daphn ê - Apollo's most famous failed romance; became a laurel tree just as he caught up with her. Coronis- One of Apollo's blighted romances; he killed her in a jealous rage, but saved their unborn son Ascelpius. Asclepius- Son of Coronis and Apollo; learned medicine from the centaur Chiron. • Powell, Chapter 8 (also 7 in 4th-6th editions) o Key Names & Terms: Hephaestus- Deformed Olympian god of the forge. Hera- Mother of Ares Zeus Ares- Olympian god of war lust.
Aphrodite- wife of Hephaestus Poseidon- "Wheat Father"; Olympian god of the ocean, earthquakes, horses. Hermes- Olympian god of thieves, liars, orators, commerce, the road ways. Zeus Maia- Mother of Hermes Apollo Argus Caduceus- Staff carried by Hermes. Psychopompos- "Soul Guide"; used by Hermes in his capacity as escort of the dead to the underworld. M Y T H S O F "T H E T R I C K S T E R " (L E O N A R D & M C C L U R E , C H . 5) • Ga: Anaanu, God, bees, python, leopard • Yoruba: o Ajapa o Aja o oba • Wasco: o Coyote o grizzly bears o 5 wolves o big dipper • Apache: o Coyote o Rosehips o Crows o dead buffalo • Iroquois:
o Coyote o Saucy Duckfeather o Magpie Woman • Blackfoot: o Coyote Man o Coyote Woman o medicine bags M Y T H S O F T H E
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