Painting- Henry Owassa Turner
The Gorgons and GraeaeThree sisters- Stheno, Euryale, Madusa
Golden wings and red lolling tongues, depicted as having tusks and hands made of brass.
They shared the ability to turn into stone.
-Feminine Mysteries/ Elysinian M
Mayan creation myth
Dresden Codex- the oldest surviving Pre-Columbian written work
Xpiyacoc&Xmucane- known as the father and mother, dualities (meaning they
complete, compliment, and need each other)
Huracan (Heart of Sky, Thunderbolt Huracan, Y
How to cite the bible ex.(KJV Genesis 1:15).
Popul Vuh citing ex.
(Popul Vuh 187)/ (Christenson 187)
Adamic Naming- the power to name
By having Adam naming the animals, he gives Adam the power over the
How do you define myth?
Something created by a man to describe something, someone, or something that
he doesnt understand yet
Establishes cultural identity- emotional investment that gives it a feeling of truth/
Knowledge of good and evil- Fortunate Fall
-capacity for evil
-loss of divine control
The Forbidden Fruit- EDEN
-Apple or pomegranate?
Why after e
The Creation Myth
Stories of origin reflect fundamental values in a culture.
Tend to be tied to myths of destruction or apocalypse.
When compared between cultures, there are similarities.
The point is to both get the world going and clarify the relationsh
Tereus, Procne, and Philomela
Focused on vengeance (often directed at blood kin)
Tied to the idea of womens revenge
Brother in law
If a sister has relati
Jupiter and Semele
*Hieros gamos- sacred marriage
Marriage of Juno and Jupiter
Relationship of Jupiter and Semele
Gods: Eros- romantic love and erotic love
Goddesses: Ira- anger, jealousy
Juno is angry because Jupiter cant keep it in his pants.
Juno is th
Written in 13th century text
Christianity was moving into Christianity
Syncretism- combining religions
Highly literate culture
Snorri Sturlusson- composes first part of the Prose Edda called the gyfagnning
Duping of Gylfi