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Flashcards in Edith Hamilton's Mythology Deck (22):
1

Life before the Greeks; A. Primitive and their stories were _____, _____, and ______.

Dark, Violent, and Scary.

2

Life before the Greeks; B. Highly connected to the ______-____, ___, and _______.

Earth-Land, sea, and heavens.

3

Life before the Greeks; C. Created highly _______ gods with little similarity to ____.

Highly imaginative gods, with little similarity to man.

4

Egyptian Gods included...

Towering Colossus, Woman with Cat's head, and Sphinx

5

Mesopotamian Gods included...

Men with bird's heads and wings, and lions with bull head and wings.

6

The Greek Miracle; A. About _____ years before _____.

1,000 years before Christ.

7

The Greek Miracle; B. Moved from a ________ to a more ______ and ________ one.

Primitive life, to a more artistic and sophisticated one.

8

The Greek Miracle; C. ___ became the _____ of the universe.

Man became the center of the universe.

9

The Greek Miracle; D. Artists began examining the __________ (_____, _______, ______)

Human body, (Youth, Strength, Beauty.)

10

The Greek Miracle; E. Made gods in their ________

Own image.

11

Human Gods; A. Most gods physically look like ______

Humans

12

Human Gods; B. Gods _____ like humans.

Lived

13

Human Gods; B. Gods lived like humans; _____ Lived in Thebes.

Hercules

14

Human Gods; B. Gods lived like humans; _______ was born in off the coast of an actual island.

Aphrodite

15

Human Gods; B. Gods lived like humans; The winged Pegasus spent the nights in a _____

Stable

16

Human Gods; C. Gods had human ______- allowing man to _____ to gods.

Characteristics allowing man to relate to gods.

17

______ cheats on his wife.

Zeus

18

Hera is a _____ wife

Jealous

19

Human Gods; D. Made heaven a ______ place.

Familar

20

What mythology is not; _______ without _______

Magic without reason

21

What mythology is not; ______ and ______

Demons and Witches.

22

Mythology is also not

Ghosts or religion.