CLST 107, Week 4
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Week 4: Hermes, Dionysus, and Aphrodite Hermes: the messenger god, trickster, god of travel, friendliest to humans. Communication between humans and gods. Apollo’s younger brother. Son of Zeus and Maia. Invents lyre, sandals, fire-sticks, and shepherds pipe. The psychopompos: guides dead souls to underworld, sometimes takes them back to the living world. Attributes: Caduceus, winged sandals and hat, petasos, ram, cattle. Joined with Aphrodite in rituals and cults. Dionysus: god of wine and intoxication, twice-born-god, god of resurrection, god of drama, god of nature. Born from Zeus’ leg after Zeus incinerates Semele. Satyrs commonly associated with Dionysus. Attributes: wine, alcohol, drinking cups, grapes, grape vines, ivy, pine trees, pine cones, evergreens, thyrsos, leopard, panther, goat, fawn. Aphrodite: pan-hellenic goddess of love and sexuality, goddess of beauty, Cypris, Cytheria, “the golden one”. Born from Ouranos’ genitals. Ares is her favorite lover. Attributes: dove, sparrow, pigeon, goose, duck, rose, poppy, lily, myrtle tree, apple, peach, pomegranate, mirror.
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