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Parthenogenesis
literally translates to virgin birth.
Syncretism
Merging of other beliefs and belief systems into one systematic belief like how the Romans adopted the Greek Gods.
Sophrosune
moderation and self-control; soundness of mind and the harmonia of the soul.
Aetiological
why something is like in Greek stories how they try to explain things like fire and where it came from and why.
Homeridal
model themselves after Homer
Theogony
Birth of the Gods
Athlos
contest
Syncretism
Merging of other beliefs and belief systems into one systematic belief like how the Romans adopted the Greek Gods.
Didactic poem
teaches something
Megaron
great hall
Epimeletai
supervisors of the mysteries
Erastes
older male lover of young boys in rite of passage
Apotropaic
terrifying and turns you away from it.
Thesmophoria
fertility festival for fertile crops.
Michael Ventris
WW2 code breaker he broke Linear B and showed it was Greek
Anthropomorphism
modeled after humans
Eris
strife which is good and makes men work too much eris is a bad and causes men to fight
Kykeon
symbolic barley drink could have been hallucinogenic
Didactic Poem
Teaches something
Epopteia
advanced state of understanding
Michael Ventris

WW2 code breaker he broke Linear B and showed it was Greek

Hierophantes
priests translation is literally revealers of sacred things.
Hiera
sacred things
Minotaur
Bull of Minos
Mystagogos
sponsors of the initiates
Eromenos
“the one who is loved” aka the boy who is taken into this two month rite of passage with the erastes.
Anthropomorphism
modeled after humans

Phallocentric

masculine centered and influenced
Eros
mischievious god of love eventually cupid.
Phallocentric
masculine centered and influenced
Cosmogony
movement from chaos to order. Birth of cosmos
Mnemosyne
Goddess of memory; mother of the muses
Mystae
initiates to the Eleusinian mysteries
Psychopompos
Hermes role of taking souls to the underworld.
Elotheia
Goddess of childbirth
Promanteia
getting ahead of line at the oracle. It was a huge deal.
Chryselephantine
made of gold and ivory
Minotaur
Bull of Minos
Gymnasium
place for naked people.
Teletai
the rites Eleusinian mysteries
Epinician odes
odes said upon a victory
Erotes
winged gods of love
Madus
cunning MacGyver like. Trickery coming from the feminine
Mnemosyne
Goddess of memory; mother of the muses
Chthonic
earth based
Hybris
excessive pride, veering towards arrogance
Kakos
bad, evil
Katharsis
purification, a spiritual cleansing, often experienced by watching Greek tragedy
Aetiological
why something is; like in Greek stories how they try to explain things like fire and where it came from and why.
Athlon
prize
Paredos
supervisor of the Eleusinian mysteries
Hellen
the mythological patriarch of the Hellenes; he was a man not a girl

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