GRK 142 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Cult Of Artemis At Brauron, Adyton, Elysium

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Pervasive everyone had to follow the same religion: each city had their own main god, allowed to worship other gods as well but can"t disrespect any, athena sparta and athens. Freedom of religion after city god, you can worship whoever you want. Don"t need special knowledge to talk to gods. Men need blessings and protection: rituals sacrifices and monuments, reciprocity rewards for doing good things, violating sacred space or law causes miasma. Curse of the alcamaeonidae leader attacks men in temple so a curse is placed on him and his family that lasts for 200 years. Temples and altars: altars are outside so . Smoke can go up to the gods and feed them. Murder can"t be committed in the temple (not even animals: temples are rectangular and have porches and lots of pillars. Cela room with statue of god that the temple is for. Adyton room where riches are stored. Festivals: each greek city has its own.

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