Mythology

Review List for Mythology FINAL

 


Notes/Definitions:

Myth Definition (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)

Monomyth Archetype

Amathia/Sophia

Freud’s Id-Ego-Super ego

Definition of Epic

Xenia

 

World Creation Stories

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

Babylonian Creation

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) [handout 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] 

Water Gods (Poseidon and his water world) [in Hamilton, class notes, and handouts] 

 

Greek Tragedy Terms

Greek Theater and Terms Review handout with definitions & structure (catharsis, tragic hero, hubris, actors, masks, playwrights, deus ex machine, etc.)

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

The Bacchae (Euripides; plot, themes, characterization, tragic hero) [handout + notes + group notes]

The Trojan Women (Euripides; plot, themes, characterization, tragic hero) [handout + notes + group notes]

 

Afterlife & Worship

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

Cybele & Attis [class notes, and handouts]

Isis & Osiris [class notes, and handouts]

Hades [handout and notes and book] Know the names on chart and “board game” handout]

 

Love Myths (class notes and Hamilton)

Hyacinth and Apollo

Orpheus and Eurydice

Cupid and Psyche

Pyramus and Thisbe

Ceyx and Alcyone

Baucis and Philemon

Pygmalion and Galatea

Endymion

Daphne and Apollo

Echo and Narcissus

Alpheus and Arethusa

Venus and Adonis

 

Hero Unit

Know the quests, monsters, obstacles, etc. See worksheets we filled out. [See Hamilton.]

Jason and the Argonauts and the Quest for the Golden Fleece

Theseus

Perseus

Hercules

Atalanta

Judgment of Paris

Trojan War Details

Fall of Troy

Greek vs. Trojan Ids

Odysseus and His 10 Year Journey Home (characters, events, monsters)

 

Other Myths

Daedalus and Icarus

Phaeton

Midas

 

Please bring your Hamilton book to the Final Exam.  I will collect it then!