Archaeology 23 October 09

Read the rest of ch 6, “Religion and Ritual” (pp. 134-196). Read ch. 14, “Religion in the Greek World”(pp. 236-242).

Study the names and functions of these Greek gods (this Pantheon website gives both the Greek and Roman names of some gods):

Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hestia, Hera, Ares, Athena, Apollo, Aphrodite, Hermes, Artemis, Hephaestus, Demeter, Dionysius/Bacchus, Cronus, Ouranos, Gaia

Terms to Know:

religion
Hawkes’ Ladder of Inference
animism
animatism
propitiation
liminal
indicators of ritual sites: focus of attention, boundary zones, symbols/images of deity, participation and offerings (p. 147)
priests & priestesses / shamans

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