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1

According to the Greeks, man is best suited to live ___________. This is represented by the appearance of monsters as they evolve _____________________

Communally
Outside the community/without structure

2

Polyphemus was the _____ son of ________. He lived in a _____ and had an affection for _______. He was ________ by Odysseus and his men.

Giant son of Poseidon
Cave
Sheep
Blinded

3

Whilst trapped in the cave, Odysseus' men were _______ by Polyphemus. To escape they ____________ and then ________ him.

Eaten
Got him drunk
Blinded

4

In Homer, why was Odysseus shown to work with his men rather than kill Polyphemus by himself (He had a sword and was capable)?

It displays that human co-operation overcomes brute force, Homer wanted to show how humans could overcome uncivilised people

5

Odysseus and his men, after blinding Polyphemus escape by _____________________

Tying themselves to Polyphemus' sheep

6

Centaurs lived _______. They were unable to ____________ and were ________.

In groups
Hold their drink
Lustful

7

What are the 2 origin stories for the Centaurs

Ioxin tries to rape Hera, Hera makes clouds in her form to decieve him and the centaurs are born from that

Ioxin's son Centaurus mated with mares

8

The King of Lapiths _________ invited the centaurs to him and his wife _________ wedding. The centaurs got ______ and then tried to ___________________

Pirithous
Hippodamia
Drunk
Tried to rape Hippodamia

9

Who won the batlle of the Centaurs and Lapiths?

The Lapiths

10

Who was Chiron?

Chiron was a noble centaur
He taught Jason and Asclepius
Raised Achilles on Hare's blood, who was abandoned by his sea nymph mother thetis

11

Who were the Maenads/Bacchae?

- They were female followers of Dionysus
- They would chase animals around in a state of delirium and rip them apart and eat them raw

12

Who is Pentheus and what happened to him?

- Pentheus was the King of Thebes
- He arrested Dionysus to stop women leaving his kingdom and joining the Maenads
- Dionysus convinces him to dress as a women and spy on them
- The Maenads mistake him for an animal and chase him down and eat him