raping the kings daughter Merope Orion then travelled across the sea to Lemnos

Raping the kings daughter merope orion then travelled

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raping the king’s daughter (Merope) ->Orion then travelled across the sea to Lemnos, petitioning Hephaestus to recover his sight, he then asked his assistant to go with Orion to the rising place of the sun, where the sun god restored his vision ->after he tried to track down Oenopion but couldn’t find him so he began an affair with Eos ->either b/c of his affair or b/c he attempted to rape Artemis herself, Artemis placed a scorpion on Orion’s head, poisoning & killing him
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->as a reward for its service, the scorpion was transformed into constellation Scorpio, Orion became constellation, forever fleeing Scorpio ->in another version, Apollo tricked Artemis into shooting Orion after he was displeased with a potential marriage (it was inappropriate for a goddess to involve herself with anyone who wasn’t a god), as Orion was far out to sea, Apollo challenged his sister to hit his head ->Athena, not backing down from a challenge to her abilities as an archer, fired & killed Orion Actaeon- famous Theban hero/huntsman who also fell victim to Artemis’ wrath ->during a hunt, he left his hounds & wandered alone through a forest where he suddenly came upon a clearing ->he saw Artemis bathing in a large pool naked ->upon noticing him, angered, Artemis turned him into a stag (deer) for she refused to let any mortal say that he had seen Artemis naked ->Acteaon moved away from the clearing feeling confused, not realizing what happened him ->only when he came upon his reflection in a river did he realize he was no longer human, his hounds were now hunting him; although he fled, he was eventually overrun & torn to pieces Athena, Mistress of the City Athena (Roman: Minerva)-goddess of wisdom, arts, industry, justice/law, battle strategy & industry, patroness of heroes & also responsible for ship building innovation ->Zeus’ favourite child who was born fully armed from his head, Metis was her mother ->iconography: wearing body armour, helmet, snake-trimmed cloak often carrying spear, her breast plate is the aegis (goat skin) which was the skin of a giant named Pallas , whom she skinned alive in the Gigantomachy, pallas means “maiden” or “weapon- brandishing” ->her companion was the goddess of victory, Nike & she is attributed with the owl (glaukopis) ->Athena & her uncle Poseidon were both very fond of the city of Athens; they both claimed the city & the one that could give the finest gift should have it ->the 2 gods mounted the Acropolis leading procession of citizens; Poseidon struck the side of a cliff with his trident & a spring welled up (however the water was salty as Poseidon’s sea, t/f it wasn’t very useful) ->Athena’s gift was an olive tree, which was better b/c it gave ppl. food, oil & wood, hence why she named the city Athens
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->compared to Ares, who is unrestrained violence, Athena represents disciplined battle tactics Arachne Arachne- young mortal girl who offended Athena, believing that her gift of weaving was better ->weaving was a standard activity in the classical world ->Arachne refuses to acknowledge Athena’s superiority so she challenges her to a
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