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Author Haarmann, Harald, author.

Title The hero cult : a spectacle of world history that changed civilization / Harald Haarmann and LaBGC
Published Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz Verlag, [2021]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 186 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Cover -- Title Pages -- Table of Contents -- Maps and figures -- Introduction: The spread of the cult of heroes, their encounter with goddesses ... -- 1 Setting the stage for the encounter: The world of Old Europe and subsequent cultures -- Athena's divine genealogy-On the longevity of Old European soundings -- Stage 1: Old Europe and its cultural heritage -- The ancient Europeans and their Pelasgian descendants -- Stage 2: The subsequent cultures ('daughters') of Old Europe (Minoan, Cycladic, Pelasgian) -- Stage 3: The emergence of Greek culture
(Ii) The pre-Greek source for the name of Odysseus -- (iii) The maritime environment -- (iv) The pre-Greek sources for the musical instruments of the bards -- (v) The pre-Greek sources for the "Greek" hexameter -- (vi) The skills of an adventurer vis-à-vis the vicissitudes of life -- Odysseus and his patron Athena: An intimate companionship -- Seafaring and shipbuilding: On the longevity of pre-Greek traditions -- Old European soundings-The hexameter and its pre-Greek origins -- 7 Heroes and their role in historiography-Herodotus and his mytho-historical world
2 Pre-Greek goddesses versus Indo-European gods: Confrontation, crisis and solution of crisis -- Proliferation of the concept of divine femininity: From the One-ness to multiplicity ... -- Processes of cultural fusion of two contradicting worldviews -- The goddess Gaia and her intervention in the power struggle among the gods -- Demeter and Persephone: Overcoming male humiliation -- 3 The protagonist on stage: The pre-Hellenic supergoddess Athena -- From the mistress of the Acropolis to the icon divinity of the Athenian state -- Athena's main attribute, the owl, and its significance
5 The advent of heroes and their image in poetry-From oral performance to the epic genre -- An archaic variety of epic poetry in the Indo-European homeland -- The encounter with Athena-Heroes under the patronage of goddesses -- Heroes in epic poetry of the archaic era -- Interactional patterns of gods and heroes in Greek theater -- 6 Odysseus, the deviant figure in epic literature-Searching for "heroes" in the world of Old Euro -- Features of deviant epic poetry, the Odyssey, and of its protagonist, Odysseus -- (i) Debating Homer's authorship of the Odyssey
Athena and her gift of the olive tree -- Athena and her gift of weaving -- The political impact of myth: Athena and Erechtheus in the foundation myth of the Athenian state -- 4 The emergence of the cult of heroes among pastoralists in the Eurasian steppe-Manifestations ... -- Roots of a warrior caste among steppe pastoralists -- Early affiliations of the warrior caste with divine patronage -- Visual manifestation of the cult of heroes -- The Indo-European elite in action: Taking control over the trade center at Varna
Notes Description based upon print version of record
How to relate to experienced time and how to record it
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Hero worship -- History
Hero worship.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Folklore & Mythology
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author LaBGC, author
ISBN 3447391022