CLAA06H3 Lecture Notes - Tityos, Cup-Bearer, Mosquito Net

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Published on 18 Apr 2013
School
UTSC
Department
Classical Studies
Course
CLAA06H3
Professor
Feb 13 midterm
Apollo and Hermes - sons of Zeus
Hermes steals cattle from Apollo
Hermes creates Lyre
Represent two social classes, aristocracy (aristoi) vs simple people (kakoi)
Hubris - arrogance in mortals, thinking theyre better than gods
Asclepius - son of one of Apollo's lovers who died because she cheated
Tityos - Giant who tried to rape a goddess and is sent to underworld to be eaten (liver)
Niobe - had 7 daughters and 7 sons, committed Hubris and Apollo and Artemis kills
them all
Centaur (Chiron) - takes care of Asclepius
Epaphus - son of Zeus and Io who is turned into a cow by Hera
Arcadia - land of peace and poetry
Pan: - ugly
- inventor of panpires
- myth of Syrinx (a nymph)
- myth of Echo
- Panic
Zeus and Hera's children:
- Eilethyia (goddess of childbirth)
- Hebe (cupbearer of the gods, goddess of youth)
- Hephaestus
- Ares
Hephaestus (Roman Volcanus):
- the smith god
- associated with fire (comes from earth), but not celestial fire
- cast out of Olympus by Hera
- lame/ugly god
- husband of Aphrodite
- creator of Pandora (first woman)
- helps Zeus in childbirth of Athena
- Prometheus
- creator of eagle, Zeus gave it life
- sends magic throne to Hera who becomes stuck to the throne
- Hera offered to any god who detached her marriage with Aphrodite
- Ares (god of war) tries to get him but fails
- god of wine convinces him to come to Olympus. not interested in marrying
Aphrodite so Hera gave her to Hephaestus
- Aphrodite was in love with Ares before the marriage and commits adultery
- creates magic net of invisible threads, places over their bed
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Represent two social classes, aristocracy (aristoi) vs simple people (kakoi) Hubris - arrogance in mortals, thinking theyre better than gods. Asclepius - son of one of apollo"s lovers who died because she cheated. Tityos - giant who tried to rape a goddess and is sent to underworld to be eaten (liver) Niobe - had 7 daughters and 7 sons, committed hubris and apollo and artemis kills them all. Epaphus - son of zeus and io who is turned into a cow by hera. Hebe (cupbearer of the gods, goddess of youth) Associated with fire (comes from earth), but not celestial fire. Creator of eagle, zeus gave it life. Sends magic throne to hera who becomes stuck to the throne. Hera offered to any god who detached her marriage with aphrodite. Ares (god of war) tries to get him but fails. God of wine convinces him to come to olympus. not interested in marrying.

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