Flashcards in LCT13: Artemis Deck (26)
Artemis is sister of who and daughter of who?
twin sister to Apollo, daughter of Leto and Zeus
wild and untamed
- forests, uncultivated meadows, mountains, etc.
- wild animals
- hunting = bow (like her brother)
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)
Why does Niobe mock Leto?
because she only had two children (instead of 14)
What does Artemis and Apollo do?
attack, spare one daughter
What does Niobe turn into? What do her tears represent?
turns into stone - tears = flowing spring on Mt. Sipylus
Who is Actaion?
a hunter and raised by Cheiron the Centaur
Who is Cheiron?
wise, kind train of the hero's
At midday Actaion calls a halt to the hunt because...
he comes upon Artemis bathing
In the situation with Action with Artemis, he is...
innocent victim ... OR ... wants to rape Artemis
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
What happened to Atalante?
abandoned by parents... nursed by a bear the rescued and raised by hunters
Attributes of Atalante
beautiful, swift and fearsome... emulates Artemis (virgin/shuns men, dwells in a cave)
Alternate tradition of Atalante
not abandoned by her parents
What does her father do?
arranges a competition for his daughters hand in marriage
What does the competition consist of?
must outrun an armed Atalante - caught = killed (also got headstart)
What does Aphrodite give Hippomenes?
What does Hippomenes do?
outruns Atalante --> drops golden apples behind him, Atalante can't resist picking them up
Oineus and Althaia have a son named...
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
What does Oineus forget to do one year?
include Artemis in a harvest sacrifice
What does Artemis do?
sends a huge boar to devastate the countryside around Calydon
Who does Meleagros fall in love with?
On the hunt, who strikes the first blow and who strikes the killing blow?
First blow - Atalante
Killing blow - Meleagros
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