C C 303 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Sky Deity, Cornucopia, Indo-European Languages

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Cc 303, dr. james patterson, week 2, lecture #4, 31 august 2016. Demeter (goddess of the harvest and agriculture) Considered queen of the gods, married her brother zeus. Associated with a cornucopia because food grows up from the earth, beneath which hades resides. Poseidon (god of the sea, not the ocean, and earthquakes) Rides a hippocampus (half horse, half fish) Zeus (god of the sky and storms) Light, king of the gods, also called cloud-gatherer. Associated with lightning, an aegis (a shield), and eagles. Saved by mother rheia as a child by feeding his father kronos a rock instead of him. When kronos vomited up the rock, the omphalos, it landed in delphi, which became known as the. Belly button of the world, meaning it was the center. Omphalos also plugged an entrance to the chthonic realm when it fell, alluding to sky dominating over the earth in the way the greeks presided over the pre-greek culture.

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