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Admetus
deal w/ Apollo; wife gave herself so that he would not have to die
Alcestis
gave herself so that husband Admetus did not have to die
Anu
sky in Kumarbi Myth; he overthrowns Apsu, Kumarbi overthrowns him
Ariadne
helped Theseus from the labyrinth
Arachne
weaving against Athena
Charon
boatman of river Styx
Chiron
wisest, kindest centaur
Deianira
second wife of Hercules who kills him with poison on his robes accidentally
Delos
island that sheltered Leto when she gave birth to Artemis and Apollo
Deucalion
flood survivor, race of mean from stone
Egypt
agricultural center, similar myths to Greeks
Endymion
Selene fell in love with him; sleep forever
Eurystheus
cousin of Heracles, gave Heracles 12 labors
Fates (Moirai)
Clotho, Atropos, Lachesis; measured a life
Geryon
giant monster with 3 bodies slain by Heracles
Graces (Charities)
attendents of Aphrodite
Hesiod
8-7 century BC
Hyginus
4-5 century
Kumarbi
Mittite myth, over threw Anu by biting off his genitals
Maia
mother of Hermesq
Marduk
overthrew Tiamat
Marsyas
satyr killed by Apollo and skinned
Meleager
Calydonian Board Hunt; log in the fire
Pasiphae
wife of Minos, bore the Minotaur
Omphale
queen that Heracles served as a lady in waiting; taught him humility
Otus and Ephialtes
giant sons of Poseidon who tried to overthrow the Gods; Artemis promised her hand to Otus to stop them; they killed each other
Ovid
8 AD
Pelias
Jason's uncle, took his throne
Pelops
son of Tantalus; father served him to the gods for dinner; won Hippodamia as a wife after he father's chariot was sabotaged
Phaethon
son of Helios, killed when he drove the sun to close to the Earth by Zeus
Pirithous
wanted to marry Persephone from Hades, stuck on a bench for eternity
Pyrrha
wife of Deucalion
Rhadamanthus
brother of Minos, judge in the underworld
Semele
mother of Dionysus; tricked by Hera into Zeus sowing himself in all his splendor
Theseus
Minotaur, Ariadne, Aegis' son; Dionysus
Tiamat
married to Apsu; salt water
Tithonus
husband of Eos; grasshopper
Tityos
giant that tried to rape Leto; similar punishment to Prometheus in Tartarus
Ullikummi
stone monster of Kumarbi
anthropomorphic
human shaped
Diachronic
through time
Georges Dumezil
linguist and mythographer. Three Functions - rulers, warriors, farmers
Indo-European
parent language of many European languages
Katabasis
hero's journey to the underworld to bring back something
Claude Levi-Strauss
father of structural study of myth
Linear B
first Greek writing
Ferdinand de Saussure
used synchronic study of myth
Structuralism
breakdown of a myth into parts
Synchronic
a look at a myth in one moment in time
Theriomorphic
animal shaped
Three Functions
farmer, warrior, preist/ruler