Presentation on theme: "Schedule Myth and Metaphor paper due Friday, April 30 or Monday, May 3 For Wednesday: Read Perseus For Thursday: Read Theseus For Friday: read Hercules."— Presentation transcript:
Schedule Myth and Metaphor paper due Friday, April 30 or Monday, May 3 For Wednesday: Read Perseus For Thursday: Read Theseus For Friday: read Hercules Next Week: Test on the Heroes.
Athamus Tired of his first wife Nephele and put her away children:: Phrixus and Helle Married Princess Ino
Ino Parched seed Bribed messenger from oracle Lie: to sacrifice children for harvest to grow
Golden Ram Swooped down and saved both children Helle fell into water Hellespont Phrixus taken to Colchis
King Aetes Allows Phrixus to marry his daughter Phrixus sacrifices the golden ram and it is hung in the Temple of Mars/ Sacred Grove
Meanwhile… Phrixus’s uncle, Aeson is usurped by Pelias Jason sent away to safety Returns later to demand kingdom back from Pelias Pelias had been warned of a man with one sandal.
Read Perseus for tomorrow Study guides are optional, but I strongly urge you to fill them out. They will help with hero test. Paper on Myth and Metaphor due Friday. Typed, double spaced, stapled.
Jason’s Quest Bring back the golden fleece and bury Phrixus properly, then you will receive kingdom.
Argonauts Lemnian women Hylas Lost Harpies Clashing rocks AmazonWomen Colchis and Medea Scylla and Charybdis Talus
Which God looked after Jason? Hera She asked Aphrodite to make Medea, the daughter of Aetes, to fall in love with Jason. Gave him potion to complete her father’s task -yoke the bull Sow field with dragons teeth Fight soldiers that spring up from teeth
Medea’s conflict Help stranger Or stay loyal to family She wept over the treachery to her father Charmed the serpent to sleep, Jason retrieved the fleece and promised to marry Medea when they returned to Greece. Killed brother who was pursuing the Argo
Back Home Pelias forced Jason’s father to kill himself Medea tricked daughters into cutting up Pelias All the good and evil she did was for Jason. Fled to Corinth Jason betrays Medea P.133-134 Medea sends robe to Princess of Corinth Kills children Rides away in chariot and lives happily ever after.
What do we Learn? Don’t betray those who have helped you Beware of hubris (arrogant Pride)
Greek Terms Hubris: arrogant or excessive pride Arete: excellence: Jason does not exhibit this in conventional sense. Ate: madness ( Jason’s temporary ate leads to the destruction of everything he loved, including his reputation) Medea’s ate is shown through passion for Jason and caused her to murder innocent people, including her children.
Perseus: round robin King Acrisius Danae Dictys Polydectes Grey Women Nymphs of the north and 3 gifts Gorgons Medusa Queen Cassiopeia Andromeda
Perseus Pride of Perseus: prompted him to make a youthful boast.
Lesson? Can’t avoid fate Importance of accepting help Youthful pride: be careful what you boast about.
Pop Quiz 10 points 1. How did King Aegeus die? 2. What quest or job did Theseus volunteer for? 3. Who was Hippolytus? 4. What did Theseus give to Athens? (His legacy?) 5. Where is the chair of forgetfulness?
Theseus Lecture: hero Journey Fill in chart and study guide for Theseus Read Hercules for Friday
Characters to know Aegeus Sciron Sinis Procrustes Minotaur King Minos Daedalus Ariadne Pirithous Phaedra Hippolyta Hyppolytus
Theseus Wants to be the greatest hero Goes by land to prove himself Idea of justice? – Eye for an eye
Read Hercules Keep track of the nine labors Groups : Lion of Nimea Hydra Stag of Artemis Great Boar of Mt Erymanthus Augean stables Stymphalia birds Bull of Minos at Crete Man-eating mares from King Diomedes Girld of Hippolytas Cattle of Geryon Golden apples Cerebus