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the origin of the seasons
Transcript of the origin of the seasons
octubre de 1908, Olivia Ensor Coolidge creció
en Buckinghamshire, donde estudió en la
Escuela Wycombe Abbey. Más tarde asistió
a Somerville College, Oxford, y recibió títulos
de licenciatura y maestría. Ha sido profesora
de los clásicos y de
inglés en Gran Bretaña, Europa continental
y América, y ha sido miembro de la junta directiva de Mills College de Educación
de Nueva York Demeter
Characters Is a origin myth that tells the story of
how the four periods of the years began
the creation of summer, spring, autumn
and winter Opinion harvest:/hvst/the process or period of gathering in crops.
ripe:/rp/(of fruit or grain) ready for harvesting and eating:/it/(food) into the mouth and chew and swallow it.
reaping:/rip/cut or gather (a crop or harvest).
gloomy:/lumi/poorly lit, especially so as to cause fear or depression.
swept:/swept/clean (an area) by brushing away dirt or litter.
chariot:/tarit/a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle used in ancient warfare and racing.
dwell:l/dwel/formal live in or at a place.
unwilling:/nwl/not ready, eager, or prepared.
worn:/wn/suffering from wear.
ambrosia:/ambrz/ Greek & Roman Mythology the food of the gods.
linger:/l(r)/be slow or reluctant to leave.
famine:/famn/extreme scarcity of food. Vocabulary Begging
Zeus and the harvest-goddess Demeter, and queen of the underworld. Homer describes her as the formidable, venerable majestic queen of the shades, who carries into effect the curses of men upon the souls of the dead. Persephone was abducted by Hades, the god-king of the underworld.
Personification of vegetation which shoots forth in spring and withdraws into the earth after harvest; hence she is also associated with spring and with the seeds of the fruits of the fields. Similar myths appear in the
Sent his messenger Hermes to the underworld to bring Persephone back. Hades agreed to release her if she had eaten nothing while in his realm; but Persephone had eaten 6 pomegranate seeds. This bound her to Hades and the underworld for certain months of every year, either the dry Mediterranean summer, when plant life is threatened by drought,or the autumn and winter.