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Chapter 9: Myths of Female Deties

by: Upasana Raja

Chapter 9: Myths of Female Deties GRC 3196

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Classical Greek and Roman Mythology
Robin Mitchell-Boyask
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C h a p t e r 9 : M y t h s o f t h e F e m a l e D e i t i e s | 1 Chapter 9: Myths of the Female Deities Multiple Choice and Fill in the Blanks  According to the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, which three goddesses are forever immune to Aphrodite's power? ‣ Hestia, Athena, Artemis  Who is the speaker of this line: "Now we need some refreshment, as fair- haired Niobê did, who had seen her children butchered before her, watching in horror, twelve of them, six fair maidens, and with them six handsome sons." ‣ Achilles  Who's the young man being referred to in this sentence: "The cause of Cadmus's sorrow, when all things were going so well, was his grandson, upon whose forehead great antlers attmaster." ‣ Actaeon  Who is being referred to in this line from the Hymn to Aphrodite: "Instead of wedlock, Zeus granted a noble reward to the goddess: she sits in the midst of his palace by his side at the head of the table, picking the finest of morsels." ‣ Hestia  What is being described in this passage: "From it a hundred tassels, all woven of gold, hang free, each worth a hundred oxen. Sparkling, bright with its gleam, Athena marched down the ranks, arousing their will to attack." ‣ The aegis  A common use of mythic etiologies is to explain the patterns visible in the distribution of the stars. Which one is the earliest named constellation? ‣ Orion  The Olympians are ferociously protective of their powers and honor. Many of their myths are about how mortals or minor divinities are punished Page | 1 C h a p t e r 9 : M y t h s o f t h e F e m a l e D e i t i e s | 2 after having offended one or having dared to compete with one. Which of the following is NOT a minor divinity or mortal who was punished for this? ‣ Pygmalion  Which of the follow is not among Athena's inventions? ‣ Wine  Which of these is an incorrect attribution? ‣ The Toilet of Venus — Titian  Who is being referred to in this passage: "She hangs up curved bow and arrows to lead off the chorus, decking her body with loveliest raiment. With heavenly voices they carol, how Leto of beautiful ankles bore her children, most famous by far for wisdom and action, of all who sit in the council on high, among the immortals." ‣ Artemis  The beautiful young man ______ was born from the incestuous union of Cinyras and Myrrha. ‣ Adonis  Hestia, the goddess of the hearth, is forever virgin, but she had her suitors. They were ______ and ______. ‣ Poseidon, Apollo  ______ had the power to walk on water. ‣ Orion  An important cult of Artemis in Asia Minor is in the city of ______. ‣ Ephesus  ______ is the nymph who abducted Hermaphroditus, eventually getting her wish to be fused into one body with him. ‣ Salmacis  The Phrygian Cybelê is similar in many ways to ______. ‣ Artemis  To show that Athena is the goddess of women's work, such as weaving and cleaning, the book cites the example of ______ from the Odyssey, whom she encourages to do the family wash. ‣ Nausicaa  Complete this line from one of the Homeric hymns: "Sing me, O Muse, the story of ______ the golden, the Cyprian." Page | 2 C h a p t e r 9 : M y t h s o f t h e F e m a l e D e i t i e s | 3 ‣ Aphrodite  Complete this sentence: "When a woman died suddenly without explanation, she was said to be 'struck by the arrows of ______.'" ‣ Artemis  The goddess ______ is often called glaukôpis. ‣ Athena Page | 3


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