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Department
Classics
Course
CLA204H5
Professor
Daniel Thornton
Semester
Summer

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Lec6 Thursday,July21,2011 *Poseidon:earthshaker(gettsunamiswhichmakes 7:44PM sense) Hades:Godof underworld - OneoforiginalOlympian - Gottheunderworld - Iliadtalksabouthowthe3(Z,P, H) divideddomains,wasbychance - Hadesisgloomy,notoverlyangry - Hisinvisibilityhelmet/cloak - Putsiton andduringwaragainstTitanshe stealstheirweaponsandstuff - MarriedtoPersephone - Thatwholestoryisetiologicalmyth(explainsseasonchange)  SheeatspomegranateseedandifyoueatfoodofHades,can't totallyleavesomadedeal - Don'twannacallHades byhisnameor elseitmeanshiseyewillbeonyou(he'llbewatchingyou) - Instead,callhimKlymenos(notorious?)Euboyleus(Eu=goodboyleus=plannerthereforemeans goodplanner),Polyxenos(Poly=many,xenos=guests,hostofmanyguests/dead),Polydegmon (degmon=comesfromverbwelcoming/receiving,hostofreceivingmany),Ployton(wealthy,one reasongoldisundergroundandhe'sundergroundsohe'srich,orwhenyoudiesoulgetsnothing andhegetsit,wealthyindeadpeopleorwealthyindeadpeople) - Ismaintainerofbalance - Onlyheroescangoto underworldandcomeoutand ofcourseHermesbut everyoneelsestaysthere - Geography - Rivers:5of them  Acheron:riverofwoe,pain,suffering 3imp:Acheron,StyxandLethe □ Charonistheonewhotakesyou overtheriver,lotsofstorieshavehimferryyoursoul overthisriver  Styx:riverofoath □ StoryofAchilles:momdippedhimStyxtomakehimbulletproof(excepthisheel)  Cocytus:riveroflamentation  Phlegethon:Riveroffire  Lethe:hastodo withoblivionorforgetfulness □ SomestoriesthatsoulsburiedbyCharonbutbeforetheydo,drinkfromthisriverand forgetpastlifesobecomewanderingaspirationswhohavenoknowledgeofpastlife □ Scholarssayingcouldbeearlyideaofreincarnation(drinkfromtheriverandsoulre- bornsono recollectionofpastlife) - Tartaros/Tartarus  Placewherebadpeoplego(notallofunderworldisevil,justTartaros) □ Sisyphosstaysthere  Killedguestsandtravelers,violateslaws(can'tkillguestinhouse) ◊ Firstyoutendtoguests,feedthemetcandafterallthat do you talkto them(heywhat'syou'renamewhat'syourstoryetc)  Seducedhisniece  ReportedZeus'sexualexploits  Bigthinghedid:trickeddeath(notsamethingas Hades,Godof Deathis Thanatos) ◊ HetrickedThanatosandwas abletogo to underworldandthencame backout (bignono)  Punishment:rollstoneuphillbutitrollsbackdownsohehas to rollitback up again  Gotherecuz youpissedofftheGodsorsomething,havetodosomething reallybad □ Anotherguythere:Tantalus  Hadason nameHelops  Cutuphis sonand boiled+fedsontoGodstoseeifthey'deathim (wastesting Gods)  Punishment:standsinpoolofwaterwithtreeabovehimbuteverytimehetries tograsp fruit,fruitmovesawayandwhenhetriestobenddownand drink water,watermovesawaysohe'salwayshungryandthirsty □ Tityos  AttemptedtorapeLeto  Punishment:havevulturespeckathisliverbuteverynighthislivergrowsback anditcontinues □ Ixion  Killedfather-in-lawandfirstmaninGreeklegend/historywhokilledsomeonein hisfamily  Punishment:strappedtoawheelthat'salwaysspinningandalwaysonfire ◊ Firehasto dowithhispersonality ◊ Zeusforgavehimandinviteshimtodinnerbuthestartsto hiton Hera
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