Flashcards in Terms E-I Deck (22):
a trance like state
the annual rites performed by the ancient Greeks at the village of Eleusis near Athens in honor of Demeter and Persephone.
resting place in the underworld for the souls of heroes
to be inspired or possessed by a diving being
a long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral tradition, narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures or the history of a nation.
a descriptive word that accompanies a recurring word; swift-footed Achiles
a name shared between a person and a place
the greek god of sexual attraction (roman counterpart is cupid); said to be the son of aphrodite
the part of theology concerned with death, judgment, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind.
Etiology is the study of causation, or origination. The word is derived from the Greek αἰτιολογία, aitiología, "giving a reason for
the ancient civilization that inhabited italy prior to the greeks/romans
the approach of studying mythological ideas presuming they are based of real historical events
the third part of The Oresteia; contains the murder and avenging of Agamemnon by Clymtaemestra
was a tragedian of classical Athens. Along with Aeschylus and Sophocles, he is one of the three ancient Greek tragedians for whom a significant number of plays have survived
daughter either of Phoenix or of Agenor, king of Phoenicia. The beauty of Europa inspired the love of Zeus, who approached her in the form of a white bull and carried her away from Phoenicia to Crete. There she bore Zeus three sons: Minos, ruler of Crete; Rhadamanthys, ruler of the Cyclades Islands; and, according to some legends, Sarpedon, ruler of Lycia
a French comparative philologist best known for his analysis of sovereignty and power in Proto-Indo-European religion and society. He is considered one of the major contributors to mythography, in particular for his formulation of the trifunctional hypothesis of social class in ancient societies.
a german man who discovered the site of Troy
What current day greek use to be called by the ancient greeks; they called themselves Hellans
a sacred stone object associated with Hermes; usually a tiny sculpture
a shrine dedicated to a hero that was used to commemorate them
The Homeric Hymns are a collection of thirty-three anonymous ancient Greek hymns celebrating individual gods. The hymns are "Homeric" in the sense that they employ the same epic meter—dactylic hexameter—as the Iliad and Odyssey