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Department
Classics
Course
CLT 3370
Professor
Elizabeth Richey
Semester
Spring

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Zeus and Hera III. God hospitality 1) hyrieus was a poor man but a great host—so great that when Jupiter, Neptune, and  mercury come to stay he is such a good host to them. 2) Jupiter, Neptune, and Mercury reward a mortal man for showing them great  hospitality 3) Hyrieus get one wish, so he asks for a son, and they pee on a cow hide with then  turns into a son, Orion IV. Zeus the philanderer • Zeus ate Medis because of the prophecy—Athena was born form his thigh • Married Themis • Married Eurynome—who was the daughter of Okeanos • Married Mnemosyne • Leto—gives him twins • Zeus and Hera—typically describe as the happily married couple • Zeus cheated on Hera with: Semele (who saw Zeus in his true form, and so she  was burnt up), Ganymede • Zeus also cheats with men (Ganymede)—gets to live in Olympus—becomes the  cup bearer to Zeus • Europe is abd
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