C C 303 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Greek Mythology, Chthonic, Lightning

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Cc 303, dr. james patterson, week 3, lecture #6, 7 september 2016. Men: may take boys on as apprentices. Seen as inferior to active physically and intellectually. Women: typical to always be dominated by men. Girls: not considered a woman until her first menstruation. Boys: not considered a man until after shaving his first beard. Do ut des translates to i give so you give . Humans sacrifice to gods so that they will give them good things i. e. sacrifice to zeus so that he gives rain to water the crops. Do ut abeas translates to i give so you leave me alone. Humans sacrifice to gods so that the gods will not bother them or cause destruction i. e. zeus gives too much rain, flooding the crops and drowning people. Ruled by kronos, everyone and everything is happy and good. Story of prometheus explains the beginning of sacrificing to the gods.

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