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Oedipus Rex Prezi

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Aaron Cutler

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Stuff explained Oedipus Rex Origin of Thebes, Greece Intending to sacrifice the cow to Athena, Cadmus sent some of his friends to the nearby Castalian Spring for water Because the dragon was sacred to Ares, he made Cadmus do penance for eight years Location in Greece Municipalities of Boeotia Cadmus came to Delphi, where he consulted the oracle He was told to quit his quest, follow a cow, given to him by Pelagon, King of Phocis, with a half moon on its flank and to build a town on the spot where she lie down exhausted A temple to the moon goddess, Selene, was built where the cow lay down They were killed by the spring's guardian water dragon which was in turn killed by Cadmus Athena told him to put the dragon's teeth in the ground and some fierce looking warriors called the Spartoí ("sown") He threw a rock at them, it caused them to all fall down until five were standing and those helped him build the Cadmeia or citadel of Thebes, and became the founders of the noblest families of that city Thebes Important role in Greek myth, as the site of the stories of Cadmus, Oedipus, Dionysus and others Delphi Mt. Parnassus Phocis Corinth Elis Near the end of the penance, the gods gave him Harmonia as a wife, which means “well put together” They had one son, Polydorus, and four daughters, Agave, Autonoë, Ino, and Semele, to start a dynasty with At the wedding, Athena gave Harmonia a peplos and Hephaestus gave her the Necklace of Harmonia, which gave the owner bad luck. Cadmus felt troubled for killing Are’s dragon and one day remarked that if the gods were so enamoured of the life of a serpent, he might as well wish that life for himself He immediately began to grow scales and change in form; Harmonia, seeing the transformation, begged the gods to share her husband's fate Largest city of the ancient region of Boeotia and was the leader of the Boeotian confederacy Major rival of ancient Athens Home of Delphic oracle Temple of Apollo Theatre Limestone mountain in central Greece that towers above Delphi North of the Gulf of Corinth and offers scenic views of the countryside and olive groves This mountain was sacred to Apollo and the Corycian nymphs Home of the Muses Cithaeron The Sphinx and her Riddle Zeus Mountain range in Greece, separating Boeotia from Megaris and Attica Elevation of 4,623 feet or 1,409 m What goes on four legs in the morning, on two legs at noon, and on three legs in the evening? A man, who crawls on all fours as a baby, walks on two legs as an adult, and walks with a cane in old age Answer: Riddle: Oedipus Solved the riddle and the Sphinx destroyed herself God of the Sky, Thunder and Lightning and Law, Order and Justice One of the Big Three Greek gods Cronus heard a prophecy that one of his kids was going to overthrow him so he swallowed all his kids Parents are Rhea and Cronus, a Titan When Zeus was born Rhea hid him away and gave Cronus a rock wrapped in cloth Zeus grew up in a cave until he was strong enough to free his brothers and sisters Became king of the gods Apollo God of music, poetry, plague, oracles, sun, medicine, light and knowledge Brother of Artemis Parents are Zeus and Leto Roman same as Greek Caduceus Roman is Jupiter Athena Goddess of Wisdom, Warfare, Divine intelligence, Architecture and Crafts Patron Goddess of Athens Roman is Minerva She sprang full grown in armor from his forehead Zeus was warned by Earth that a son born to Metis would overthrow him so Zeus swallowed Metis In time he was overcome with a splitting headache and summoned help from the craftsman god Hephaestus and Hephaestus cut open Zeus's forehead with an ax, and Athena came out fully armed Artemis Goddess of the Hunt, Forests and Hills, the Moon Parents are Zeus and Leto Sister of Apollo Roman is Diana The island of Delos Attica at Brauron Mounikhia in Sparta Some places she is worshipped Dionysus God of Wine, Merry Making, Theatre and Ecstasy Oracle of Delphi Parents are Zeus and Semele Roman is Bacchus and Liber Dionysus granted Midas the power to turn whatever he touched into gold, then was nice enough to take the power back when it proved inconvenient Seers Furies Foretold prophecy after prophecy She spoke for Apollo and answered questions for the Greeks and foreign inquirers about colonization, religion, and power, etc. The Oracle of Delphi made the city-state a wealthy and powerful city-state Tiresias Predicted the future Spoke through the gods Can be called diviners appeared in many myths, legends, folktales, and religious traditions The gods took his eye sight away Zeus gave him the power of prophecy goddesses of vengeance Lived in the underworld and ascended to earth to pursue the wicked daughters of Darkness and of Gaea Allecto, “Unceasing in Anger”, Tisiphone. “Avenger of Murder”, and Megaera, “Jealous” Oedipus Where Oedipus was abandoned King Polybus and his wife Merope adopted Oedipus after a shepard found him on Cithaeron Oedipus grew up here as a youth until he heard a rumor that King Polybus of Corinth and his wife Merope were not his real parents He was found by a shepard shortly after Eventually returned to Corinth after he blinded himself and he got word that Polybus had died Laius & Jocasta Creon Polybus & Merope Teiresias Oedipus killed his father, King Laius along with everyone else there except the shepard that found him, on a path Oedipus means "swollen foot" The King of Thebes Parents are King Laius of Thebes and Queen Jocasta He killed his father and married his mother as the oracle said He had two sons, Eteocles and Polynices, and two daughters, Antigone and Ismene with his mom Jocasta hung herself after she realized she married her son and Laius's murderer after she had four of Oedipus's kids Saved Thebes from The Sphinx by solving her riddle Three roads meet there Oedipus met Laius and wouldn't move out of the way Left for dead by his parents Former King and Queen of Thebes Laius was killed by Oedipus He gets exiled here by his request Parents of Oedipus Later, she married Oedipus Abducted and raped King Pelops's son, Chrysippus and that cursed his lineage Married Jocasta after he cursed his lineage Brother of Jocasta Next in line to throne before Oedipus came back to Thebes Creon offered the throne of Thebes as well as the hand of his sister, Laius' widow, Jocasta, to anyone who could free the city from the Sphinx Creon was in charge of Thebes while Laius wasn't there consulting the Oracle of Delphi and was killed He was consultant to Oedipus and accused of wanting to overthrow him He became king after Oedipus was exiled by his own request King and Queen of Corinth Oedipus's adopted parents Oedipus was brought to them by a shepard who found him on Cithaeron Oedipus left his adopted parents because he was told he was going to kill his father and marry his mother as the oracle told him They were loving parents Old, blind prophet in Thebes for many generations Was called upon by Oedipus to solve Laius's murder Eventually, Teiresias told Oedipus he killed Laius Was thrown out of Oedipus's palace He is the reason Oedipus realized the prophecy had come true Laius goes to live with King Pelops of Elis Abducted and raped King Pelops's son, Chrysippus and that cursed his lineage Region of Ancient Greece
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