CLA219H1F MIDTERM #2
Adonis: mortal lover of Aphrodite/Venus. Was gored by a boar after not heeding Aphrodite’s
pleas to not go hunting. Adonia is a festival during which women lament Adonis’ death by
hanging from rooftops and growing gardens which they then let die to represent Adonis’ short
life. They also have a mock funeral for him.
Aglaurus: Daughter of Cecrops. Myth of Erechthonius, the son born from Hephaestus’ attempted
rape of Athena (he ejaculates on her thigh, which Athena wipes off with wool, from where E is
born). Aglaurus and her sisters (Herse and Pandrosus) are given a basket to not check, they of
course check the basket (typical female curiosity) and Erichthonius is in it with snakes. They are so
frightened that they jump off the Acropolis and die.
Alkibiades: Lover of Philotes’ adulterous wife, whom he meets at a funeral (one of the public
functions which women would be allowed to attend). He is killed by Philotes, and Lysias write a
speech against Akibiades.
Askelpias: Son of Apollo, god of medicine and healing. Rod of Asclepius is still the symbol of
Clodius Pulcher: A Roman man who dressed as a woman to infiltrate the Bona Dea festival, held
in the house of Julius Caesar and hosted by his wife. Clodius Pulcher was discovered and charged
with desecration (a very serious crime). He is eventually acquitted but JC divorces his wife.
Boutes: Son of Pandion (king of Athens), brother of Erechteus. Split the royal powers of Pandion
with Erechteus, and received the sacred powers. Father of the Eteoboutadai genos, from which the
priestess of Athenia Polias is selected (an example of a gentilician priesthood).
Cecrops: the first king of Athens. Father of Herse, Aglaurus and Pandrosus. Associated with the
myth of Erichthonius and the Arrhephoria (Carrying of Secrets), a religious festival associated with
sexual initiation and snakes (a phallic symbol).
Erechtheus: Son of Pandion, brother of Boutes. Received the physical rule of Pandion who was the
king of Athens.
Erigone: Daughter of Icarius. She find the cor