Day 9 - Aphrodite, Artemis, Athena.odt

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7 Apr 2012
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Lecture:
Aphrodite:
Spheres of influence:
+ beauty, attraction, desire
+ sex, pleasure
+ fertility and reporduction
Titles:
+ Cypris
+ Cytherea
+ Ourania, “heavenly” (or daughter of Uranus)
+ Pandemos, “of all people”
Attributes:
+ Eros (winged youth/boy with bow and arrow)
+ birds (especially doves, but also sparrows, swans and swallows)
+ apple
+ mirror
+ shell
+ often nude
Birth:
+ Hesiod's acocount: “foam”
+ Alternative version: daughter of Zeus
Marriage to Hephaestus
Love affair with Ares
+ offspring: Priapus
Hermaphroditus
Pygmalion
Myths of Aphrodite:
Anchises and Aeneas
+ God in disguise
+ Troy
+ Mt. Ida
+ Eros and Tithonos (also Selene and Endymion)
Cinyras and Myrrha/Smyrna
+ Myrrh tree
+ Adonis
Adonis
+ Eastern vegetation god
+ compare abduction of Persephone
+ The dying god
+ Death and rebirth
+ Aphrodite as fertility (earth-mother) goddess
+ Anemone flower
The Judgment of Paris and the Trojan War
Hippolytus
Psyche
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