Myths of Crete: Exploring Greek Perceptions and Early Cretan Culture
This article discusses the myths of Crete as told by Greeks, highlighting their fascination with tricksters, monsters, beastiality, and human sacrifice. These stories provide insights into the Greek perception of early Cretan culture, rather than a reflection of historical reality. One such myth, Europa and the Bull, is explored in detail.
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1. Chapter 17 Lecture One of Two Myths of Crete 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
2. Myths of Crete Told by Greeks, not by Cretans themselves Full of tricksters and monsters, beastiality and human sacrifice Tell us more about what the Greeks thought of them than what the early people on Crete were really like 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
3. EUROPA AND THE BULL 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
4. Europa and the Bull Agenor (Semitic leader of men) Brother Belus (=Baal, lord) ruled in Egypt Agenor settled in Phoenicia Europa Cadmus Cilix Phoenix 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
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6. Europa and the Bull Agenor sends sons to look for her Phoenix stays near home = Phoenicia Cilix goes to southern Turkey = Cilicia Cadmus goes to Thebes = Cadmeia 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
7. Europa and the Bull Europas Sons on Crete Minos Sarpedon Rhadamanthys Talus (the bronze giant) Laelaps (the magic dog) 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
8. Fig. 17.1 Europa and the Bull 2012 Pearson Education Inc. Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Tarquinia; Scala/Ministero per i Beni e le Attivit culturali / Art Resource, New York
9. Minos and Pasipha 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
10. MINOS AND PASIPHA 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
11. Minos and Pasipha As a sign that he should be king, Minos asks Poseidon to send a bull, which he will sacrifice Poseidon sends the bull, but Minos sacrifices another one Married Pasipha, a daughter of Helius Ariadne, Androgeus 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
12. Minos and Pasipha Makes Pasipha lust for the bull Daedalus from Athens is in Crete Left Athens after killing his nephew and student Perdix over a patent quarrel about the saw Daedalus makes a device for Poseidon and her bull-friend Minotaur is born 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
13. Fig. 17.2 Pasipha and the Minotaur as an infant. 2012 Pearson Education Inc. Bibliothque Nationale de France, Paris
14. Minos and Pasipha Minos asks Daedalus to build a prison for the Minotaur Labyrinth 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
15. Fig. 17.3 Mt. Ida in Crete 2012 Pearson Education Inc. De Agostini Editore/PhotoLibrary
16. MINOS AND SCYLLA 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
17. Minos and Scylla Androgeus (a son of Minos) enters athletic contest in Athens and defeats all the local boys Aegeus orders him to fight a wild bull at Marathon and Androgeus is killed Minos collects his fleet and moves to attack Athens 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
18. Minos and Scylla On his way, he attacks Megara, ruled by Nisus, a brother of Aegeus Daughter Scylla falls in love with Minos Betrays Nisus by cutting off his protective purple lock of hair The city falls, but Minos abandons her 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
19. THESEUS AND AMPHITRIT 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
20. Theseus and Amphitrit Cannot take Athens Zeus sent a plague and famine Even four human sacrifices couldnt deliver the Athenians An oracle tells them to surrender 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
21. Theseus and Amphitrit Every 9 years (or every year), 7 girls and boys must be sent to Crete to be sacrificed to the Minotaur Theseus, the son of Aegeus, the king of Athens, volunteers to go and face the Minotaur 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
22. Theseus and Amphitrit Theseus is also a son of Poseidon Minos is on the ship and makes a pass at one of the girls, Eriboea Theseus warns him off and claims that he is son of Poseidon, just as Minos is a son of Zeus 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
23. Theseus and Amphitrit Zeus sends thunderbolts to prove that Minos is his son To test him, Minos throws a ring off the ship and orders him to get it Theseus dives in but returns with a wreath given to him by Amphritrit, the wife of Poseidon 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
24. Fig. 17.4 Theseus and Amphitrit 2012 Pearson Education Inc. Muse du Louvre, Paris; Runion des Muses Nationaux / Art Resource, New York
25. PERSPECTIVE 17.1 Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
26. Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson The world-wide popularity of the Percy Jackson novels and films show that even when tampered with to suit the tastes of the time the characters and basic structures of Greek myth continue to engage the imagination. Percy, whose name mirrors Perseus, is a hero in the true sense of the word, and has to fulfill his fate on earth, like the Greek heroes we've been studying. 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
27. THESEUS AND THE MINOTAUR 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
28. Theseus and the Minotaur On Crete, Ariadne (daughter of Minos) falls in love with Theseus She gives him the ball of thread on the suggestion of Daedalus, with which he returns from the labyrinth after killing the Minotaur 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
29. Theseus and the Minotaur But Theseus dumps Ariadne on Naxos, though she is rescued and married by Dionysus Theseus also stops on Delos, Apollos sacred island, and dedicates a statue of Aphrodite The youth dance the crane dance in celebration 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
30. Fig. 17.5 Theseus and the Minotaur 2012 Pearson Education Inc. Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Florence; Deutsches Archologisches Institut, Rome
31. Perspective 17.2 Picasso's Minotauromachia twists the images of the slaying of the Minotaur into a complex system of symbols and meaning. 2012 Pearson Education Inc. Runion des Muses Nationaux / Art Resource, New York
32. DAEDALUS AND ICARUS 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
33. Daedalus and Icarus Minos turns on Daedalus He makes wings, bound with wax, and escapes with his son Icarus Icarus flies too close to the sun and falls into the sea 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
34. Perspective 17.3 Fall of Icarus 2012 Pearson Education Inc. Muses Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; Scala/Art Resource, New York
35. DEATH OF MINOS 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
36. Death of Minos Daedalus now flies to Sicily, to the court of Cocalus Minos, looking for Daedalus everywhere, arrives in Sicily with a scheme to catch Daedalus: the shell Daedalus is exposed, but the kings daughters kill Minos in boiling water 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
37. End 2012 Pearson Education Inc.