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Flashcards in LCT13: Artemis Deck (26)
1

Artemis is sister of who and daughter of who?

twin sister to Apollo, daughter of Leto and Zeus

2

Associated with...

wild and untamed
- forests, uncultivated meadows, mountains, etc.
- wild animals
- hunting = bow (like her brother)

3

Attributes of Artemis

- protector of the young
- a virgin goddess (attendants are virgins too)
- a goddess of the moon
- beautiful but severe and quick-tempered (like Apollo)

4

Why does Niobe mock Leto?

because she only had two children (instead of 14)

5

What does Artemis and Apollo do?

attack, spare one daughter

6

What does Niobe turn into? What do her tears represent?

turns into stone - tears = flowing spring on Mt. Sipylus

7

Who is Actaion?

a hunter and raised by Cheiron the Centaur

8

Who is Cheiron?

wise, kind train of the hero's

9

At midday Actaion calls a halt to the hunt because...

he comes upon Artemis bathing

10

In the situation with Action with Artemis, he is...

innocent victim ... OR ... wants to rape Artemis

11

What does Artemis turn Actaion into? What happens after that?

a deer --> own pack of hunting dogs chase after him and maul and devour him

12

What happened to Atalante?

abandoned by parents... nursed by a bear the rescued and raised by hunters

13

Attributes of Atalante

beautiful, swift and fearsome... emulates Artemis (virgin/shuns men, dwells in a cave)

14

Alternate tradition of Atalante

not abandoned by her parents

15

What does her father do?

arranges a competition for his daughters hand in marriage

16

What does the competition consist of?

must outrun an armed Atalante - caught = killed (also got headstart)

17

What does Aphrodite give Hippomenes?

golden apples

18

What does Hippomenes do?

outruns Atalante --> drops golden apples behind him, Atalante can't resist picking them up

19

Oineus and Althaia have a son named...

Meleagros

20

Who visits Meleagros parents? What do they say? What does Althaia do?

The Fates - say that Meleagros will die when a particular log is burned up, Althaia hides that log in a chest

21

What does Oineus forget to do one year?

include Artemis in a harvest sacrifice

22

What does Artemis do?

sends a huge boar to devastate the countryside around Calydon

23

Who does Meleagros fall in love with?

Atalante

24

On the hunt, who strikes the first blow and who strikes the killing blow?

First blow - Atalante
Killing blow - Meleagros

25

What does Meleagros do with the dead boar? Who is upset? How does Meleagros respond?

gives it to Atalante as a gift - family dispute as Meleagros uncles upset at gift to Atalante - responds by killing uncles

26

Who is bitter about the deaths of his uncles? What does she do?

His mother - Althaia (her brothers were killed) .... puts the log into the fire = death of meleagros