Mizzou CL_HUM 1060 - Aphrodite and the Power of Love (3 pages)

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Lecture number:
14
Pages:
3
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Lecture Note
School:
University of Missouri
Course:
Cl_Hum 1060 - Classical Mythology

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CL HUM 1060 5th Edition Outline of Lecture I Aphrodite and the Power of Love a Love b A god whom the entire cosmos fears i The whole cosmos fears Love because every being in the cosmos is susceptible to its power ii The most powerful god iii Power over Zeus iv Power over Hades c Aspects i Anteros returned love 1 Someone loving you back 2 God whom we would pray to if someone has disregarded their love ii Peitho persuasion iii Pothos longing iv Himeros desire v Eros love 1 Erotes plural II Aphrodite a No power over only 3 goddesses i Artemis ii Athena iii Hestia b CLICKER QUESTION Who is Aphrodite s husband i ANSWER Hephaestus III The Affair with Anchises a Human b Trojan prince like Ganymede c Mount Ida i Frequent place for divine encounters d Son Aineias Aeneas i Important because Aeneas descendants will found the city of Rome e Anchises must not brag because if he does Zeus will strike him with a thunderbolt i Inevitable failure punishment hit with thunderbolt and becomes crippled f CLICKER QUESTION Aphrodite encounters Anchises on which mountain i ANSWER Mount Ida IV The Story of Adonis a Smyrna Myrrha i Father King Theias or Cinyras b Mother claims that she is more beautiful than Aphrodite CL HUM 1060 5th Edition V VI c Other stories Smyrna failed to worship Aphrodite d Smyrna falls in love with her father i Punishment related to Aphrodite s area of power ii Incest BAD Societal taboo e Smyrna s nurse sends her into her father s bedroom when he is drunk f He wants to know who the girl he has been sharing a bed with is and he is outraged and chases her with a sword The gods turn her into a tree the Myrrh tree g Smyrna was pregnant so now the tree is pregnant 9 months later a baby is born Not just any baby but the most beautiful baby there ever was and ever will be h Aphrodite is accidentally struck with one of cupid s arrows and she falls in love with baby Adonis i Time sharing of Adonis i Aphrodite and Persephone 1 Zeus madate a 1 3 Aphrodite b 1 3 Persephone c 1



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