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Dying God

Study Guide from Ms. Happ's Mythology Course

QuestionAnswer
The Dying God is related to who? Son/ Lover of the Great Goddess/ Earth Mother
The Dying God undergoes what critical stages? Death and Revival, usually symbolic
For Dying Gods, death is usually a metaphor for what? Psychological descent into unconscious
For Dying Gods, rebirth is usually a metaphor for what? Overcoming brokenness of ordinary life in favor of achievement of individuality
Dying God is the ------ ------- in the mother. Seed, planted
The Dying God is often ------ from a -----. Hung, tree
Dying God often loses what? Genitals
Dying God is connected with what? Sacrificial rights in which a sacred King was sacrificed to ensure fertility
Dying God is often what for the community? Scapegoat
Dying God often called? The beautiful one
Who is the Dying God for the Egyptians? Osiris
Who is the Dying God for the Phrygians (modern Turkey)? Attis
Who is the Dying God for the Greeks? Dionysus
Who is the Dying God for the Norse? Odin and Baldr
Who is the Dying God for the Mesopotamians? Innana-Ishtar- rare female Dying God
Who is the Dying God for the Christians? Jesus
Who is the Dying God for the Aztec? Xipe Totec, Quetzalcoatl
Created by: jaclynroxursox