By Christine Walde, Ueli Dill

ISBN-10: 3110209098

ISBN-13: 9783110209099

Contributions via revered ecu and American students from the sphere of classical and spiritual stories are accumulated during this quantity. it's a consultant number of modern learn on myths, the kinds they could take, and their transformation in quite a few environments and a while.

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20 Sarah Iles Johnston Envisioning our story of Arachne and Phalanx as one descendent, one particular “concatenation”, of a cluster of categories – weaving, warfare, sexuality – from which are also descended the Arrhephoria, the Panathenaia, the myth of Cecrops’ daughters, the ephebes’ oath at the shrine of Aglauros, and the claim that Pandrosus and Aglauros were the first wool-workers, frees us from worrying about how each descendent might have been formally related to the others. That is, it frees us from such concerns as whether (and how) a particular story was attached to a particular ritual; on what other (non-ritualized) occasions the story might have been conveyed; how that story was related to similar stories; or how a ritual for which we have no aitiological myth might otherwise have been justified61.

483–487). A New Web for Arachne 19 gression – and the majority of them do so without any mention of a cult or ritual having been established as a consequence57. Indeed, like the story of Arachne and Phalanx, most convey meaning at least in part by drawing on the affordances of the animals involved58. All these stories are also similar to another group of tales that I have discussed elsewhere: stories about women such as Lamia and Mormo, who are metamorphosed into animals or animal-human hybrids and then go on to persecute pregnant women, young children and sleeping men.

Tim. 23b). In both the Statesman and the Timaeus, then, we have myths not only about great leaders and Atlantis, but also what we could call a myth about myth itself. He speaks of an early time, almost unimaginably long ago, when ancient men witnessed monumental and formative events, and over successive epochs of history, remnants of the human race survive to tell the tale. But due to the massive time elapsed, punctuated by calamities of various kinds, and incomplete technologies to record, the legends are mixed up and survive only in fragments.

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