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Unformatted text preview: o Constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor • Orion o Mighty hunter o 2 birth stories Child of Poseidon OR King with no children is hospitable to Zeus, Poseidon, and Hermes; in return the gods ask what they can do for him; King explains that he is childless, they tell him to sacrifice a bull and bring them the skin, they urinate on the skin and 9 months later Orion appears o In love with a princess, tries to rape her and her father takes out his eyes o Gets a little boy to be his eyes and wanders o Gets cured by Helius o Tries to rape Artemis, she puts a scorpion on him and he is stunned to death Constellations of Orion appears to be running from Scorpio • Associated with the moon (possibly because of the menstrual cycle) • Famous temple at Ephesus (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) o Other important place of worship: Brauron Little girls dressed in bear costumes to worship Artemis...
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- Fall '06
- Artemis, constellations Ursa Major, Artemis bathing, Ursa Minor Orion, young animals Goddess, birth stories Child