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Ancestress of many civilizations; tomrented by Hera after having attracted the attention of Zeus
Io
I
Progeny of Io; brought his fifty daughters to Argos to try to prevent their being married to the fifty sonds of his brother Aegyptus
Danaus
D
The fifty daughters of Danaüs; brought to Argos by their father to try to prevent their being married to the fifty sons of his brother Aegyptus.
Danaids
D
Progeny of Io; tried to forestall the prophecy that he would be killed by his grandson.
Acrisius
A
Daughter of Acrisius and mother of Perseus by Zeus via the "golden shower."
Danae
D
King of the island of Seriphos, where the box containing Danaë and Perseus was brought ashore by Zeus; tried ignominiously to seduce Danaë.
Polydectes
P
Ancient apotropaic hags; Medusa acquires their characterestics and is the most famous of the Gorgons.
Gorgons
G
Most famous of the Gorgons, whose stare turned men into stone; killed by Perseus.
Medusa
M
"Gray-women"; old witches whom Perseus needed to consult on his quest to kill Medusa.
Graenae
G
Daughter of Cassiopeä and Cepheus of Joppa; rescued from Ceto by Perseus and given to him as his bride.
Andromeda
A
Vain Queen mother of Andromeda whose boast that her daughter was more lovely than the Nereids brought the wrath of Poseidon up their city of Joppa.
Cassiopea
C
According to Sumerian myth, what gods created the first humans?
Enki and Ki
E and K
For what area of Greek life is the term "hoplite" most relevant?
warfare
w
which of the following was NOT a main charracter in a near eastern flood myth?
noah
atrahasis
ziusudra
alalush
alalush
A
Which of the following is FALSE conserning the Eleusinian Mysteries?
An initiate divulging what happened in the temple could be put to death
The principal ceremony was held annually during a truce.
Slaves were ineligible for initiation into the mysteries.
The main temple of hte mysteries was called the Telesterion
Slaves were ineligible for initiation into the mysteries
S
What antropologist's fieldwork among the Trobrianders led to his "Charter Theory of Myth"?
Bronislaw Malinowski
B M
What type of allegory did Euhermerus use to understand Greek myth?
historical
h
whose contextual approach makes use of the concept of "Programs of Action" in order to understand myths?
Walter Burkett
W B
What king of Cyprus carved a statue that later came to live an dbecame his wife?
Pygmalion
P
What beautiful child of Aphrodite and Hermes was loved by teh nymph Salacis
Hermahroditus
H
Which of the following was NOT a maiden that Thesues and Perithous either married or tried to abduct?
Antiope
Helen
Alcestis
Hippodameia
Alcestis
A
What lover of Apollo was killed by a discus?
Hyacinth
H
To what god did the Athenians build a shrine due to his supposed help at the Battle of Marathon?
Pan
P
Who raped Philomela and then cut out her tongue?
Tereus
T