Link each statement about myths to the theory or theories that form the basis for the statement.
Oedipus's myth is powerful because he violates strongly held social beliefs, by committing incest and killing his father.
The myth of Kadmos founding Thebes is a dimly remembered account of settlers coming to Greece from Southwestern Asian civilizations such as Babylon.
Every hero and founder defeats a female monster, such as Oedipus's defeat of the sphinx, thus justifying male rule over women.
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.
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.
The myth of Kronos castrating Ouranos reflects ceremonies in which Greek or pre-Greek tribes would symbolically castrate a retiring chief.
Classical Mythology Course
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