Ms. Gokturk

Mythology

 

FINAL EXAM

Tuesday, January 22nd 9:00 AM

Room TBA

 

What Will Be on the Exam?

 

Notes/Definitions: Know the definition and how to apply!

Myth Definitions (Myth must have: 1) storyline, plot; 2) story must break normal human limits)

Cosmology Myth

Etiological Myth

Eschatological Myth

Succession Myth

Hieros Gamos

Five types of Creation Myths (Ex Nihilo, Creation from Chaos, Creation from Union, Emergence, Earth-Diver)

Metamporphosis

 

World Creation Stories

Be able to explain what type of creation myth and how/why your story + those below:

Egyptian (Ra, Ma’at, Shu, Tefnut, Hathor, Nut, Geb, Thoth, Isis, Osiris, Horus, Set, Nephthys, Anubis) [handouts and class notes]

Chinese Creation (P’an Ku, Nu-kua, Fu-his, Spirit of Water & Spirit of Fire battle) [handout]

Story of Genesis & Creation of Man (Adam, Eve, Lilith, serpent, God) [handouts and class notes]

 

Greek Gods

Greek Creation (Gaea + Ouranos, Rhea + Cronus, Zeus + Hera; Five Ages of Man; Prometheus, Epimetheus and Pandora Story) [in Hamilton, class notes, and handouts]

 

Olympian Gods (Greek & Roman Names; planets; symbols; notable stories we covered) [in Hamilton, class notes, and handouts]

Lesser Gods (names, symbols, vocabulary derivations, and/or notable stories we covered) [in Hamilton, class notes, and handouts]

Earth Gods (names, symbols, vocabulary derivations, and/or notable stories we covered) [in Hamilton, class notes, and handouts]

 

Greek Tragedy

Review handout with definitions & structure (catharsis, tragic hero, hubris, actors, masks, playwrights, etc.)

Prometheus Bound  (Aeschylus; plot, themes, characterization, conflict, applied Greek theater definitions like hero, hubris, hamartia, dues ex machine, role of chorus, etc.) [handout + notes + group notes]

The Bacchae (Euripides; plot and themes, characterization, amathia and sophia)

Medea (Euripides; themes, plot, characterization; deus ex machina)

Trojan Women  (Euripides; plot and themes, characterization)

 

Afterlife & Worship

Eleusinian Mysteries + Demeter story [in Hamilton, class notes, and handouts]

Cybele & Attis [class notes, and handouts]

Isis & Osiris [class notes, and handouts]

Be able to make the comparisons between the three Great Mother stories.

Parts of Hades (“map” and definitions)

 

Heroes

Jason and the Quest for the Golden Fleece

Perseus

Hercules

Theseus

The Trojan War (causes, events, who’s who, fall)

The Odyssey

The Hero’s Journey Monomyth stages

 

Love and Etiological Myths

Narcissus

Echo

Ceyx and Alcyone

Baucis and Philemon

Hyacinth

Cupid and Psyche

Pyramus and Thisbe

Pygmalion and Galatea