9 Latona and the Lycian Peasants Latona very thirsty after giving birth to

9 latona and the lycian peasants latona very thirsty

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Latona and the Lycian Peasants - Latona, very thirsty after giving birth to Apollo & Diana, tried to drink from a lake, but the local peasants of Lycia jumped in the water to make it muddy so that she couldn’t drink. Out of anger & frustration, Latona turned the peasants into frogs so that they could jump in the water forever. Marsyas - The satyr, Marsyas, was flayed alive by Apollo for challenging him to a music contest (M’s flute vs. A’s lyre). His friends mourned his horrible death, and their tears transformed into a river, named the Marsyas. Procne, Philomela, Tereus - At first sight, Tereus was physically taken with Philomela, the sister of his wife Procne. While Tereus was bringing Philomela to his home to visit Procne, he raped Philomela and cut out her tongue so she would not speak of the crime. Tereus told Procne, his wife, that her sister had died, but many years later Procne encountered Philomela at a festival of Bacchus. Discovering the violence which her husband Tereus had committed upon her sister Philomela, Procne plotted revenge. She killed her own son, Itys, and fed him to his father Tereus. Tereus chased the 2 sisters, and they all were transformed into birds: Procne- the nightingale; Philomela - the swallow; and Tereus - the hoopoe (the bird that looks like war). 10
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Medusa Exam, ‘Transformations’: Ovid's Metamorphoses , Book 7 Jason into Fire-Resistant Person & Dragon’s Teeth into Warriors : In his quest for the Golden Fleece, Jason was forced to yoke together 2 fire-breathing, bronze-footed bulls. He was protected from the flames by a magical ointment which Medea had given him. He then used the team of bulls to plant dragon’s teeth in the ground. Up from these dragon’s teeth grew armed warriors. But Jason tossed a rock among them, and this caused them to fight and kill one another. Jason then drugged the dragon which protected the Golden Fleece. He and Medea then fled Colchis with the Golden Fleece and returned to Iolcus. Aeson into a Young Man : After Medea helped Jason obtain the Golden Fleece, she returned home with him to Iolcus. There, she used her magic to restore Aeson, Jason’s old father, to the prime of his youth: she cut his throat, drained all his blood, and replaced it with a magical brew of herbs. Medea then told the daughters of King Pelias that she would also to do this for their father. (Pelias was the king who had sent Jason upon the quest for the Golden Fleece and who had wrongly taken the kingdom of Iolcus from his brother Aeson.) Medea even performed the same rejuvenation with an old ram to convince them it would work. The overzealous daughters of Pelias therefore slit Pelias’ throat themselves and cast him into the boiling cauldron of brew. Medea, however, did not add the magical herbs, so Pelias died. Ants into the Myrmidons: Juno hated Aeacus, king of Aegina, since he was the son of Jupiter and Aegina, one of his many mistresses. In vengeance, Juno inflicted a plague on the inhabitants of Aegina and killed nearly all of them. To repopulate Aeacus’ kingdom, Jupiter transformed the ants on a nearby oak tree into people, and these people were called the Myrmidons (from the Greek word for ‘ant’).
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