Classical Mythology/Quiz Theory2

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Link each statement about myths to the theory or theories that form the basis for the statement.

1 Oedipus's myth is powerful because he violates strongly held social beliefs, by committing incest and killing his father.

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2 The myth of Kadmos founding Thebes is a dimly remembered account of settlers coming to Greece from Southwestern Asian civilizations such as Babylon.

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3 Every hero and founder defeats a female monster, such as Oedipus's defeat of the sphinx, thus justifying male rule over women.

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4 For untold generations, stories about a trickster have become hard-wired into humanity, manifesting itself in myths such as how Hermes stole cattle from Apollo.

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5 Athenians used to point to a salt-water spring as the gift from Poseidon when he and Athena held a contest to see who could benefit Athens more.

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6 The myth of Kronos castrating Ouranos reflects ceremonies in which Greek or pre-Greek tribes would symbolically castrate a retiring chief.

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Classical Mythology Course

Classical Mythology Course
Odysseus among the Sirens

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