Session 1

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Story not fixed in a definitive version.

The Heroic Age/Bronze Age/before the Trojan War/Mycenean 

Sophocles’ Oedipus the King

Orally transmitted through song by bards

Pandora was given to mortals as a trap, to teach them a lesson through the jar that she opens

Golden age is the start, then the silver age, then bronze, then the heroic age, then the age of iron (this is a timeline of decline)

Herodotus said that it was Homer and Hesiod who made the Greeks conceive of the gods in an anthropomorphic way

11. They come from the myth of Demeter and Persephone. 11. The mysteries were celebrated near Athens (at Eleusis). Mysteries were secret, and initiation involved a symbolic passage from darkness to light.


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