What is an archetype?
A universal symbol for a recurring pattern of a situation or character.
Who founded the idea of archetypes?
Dr. Carl Jung
Three fundamental characteristics of an archetype?
Innate, Universal, Recurrent
One is born possessing it
Regardless of time or place
Found again and again
Too much pride
An unavoidable doom, also known as poetic justice
Hubris Deserves Nemesis; boasts to Epaphus and ignores father's advice about driving sun chariot.
Hubris Deserves Nemesis; says better than Athena at weaving
Hubris Deserves Nemesis; believes he can fly very well with Daedalus's mechanical wings.
Hubris Deserves Nemesis; Hates Apollo and believes that only the rich deserve sunshine.
Hubris Deserves Nemesis; Believes that she is great at making decisions and doesn't take god's heed.
Burns his village and gets struck by Zeus's lightning bolt.
Is turned into a spider to weave forever
Wings are burnt and he falls to the ocean
Everything he touches turns to gold, gets donkey's ears.
Lets all of the evil into the world
Fall from Innocence to Experience
Removal of Adam and Eve from garden of Eden after disobeying God.
No shame, blissful, live in paradise
Hard work, pain at birth, mortality
Think no one is as beautiful as him and no one is good enough for him.
Must always stare at his reflection because he will always want what he can't have
Mother and Creation
Good and Bad Mother, supporting, caring and nurturing but harsh and sometimes destructive.
Demeter Good Mother
Takes care of Persephone and deeply worried when missing.
Demeter Bad Mother
Doesn't watch daughter enough and allows Earth to suffer
God in A&E Good Mother
Gives Adam and Eve everything they need. Gives Adam the company of Eve.
God in A&E Bad Mother
Merciless when disobeyed.
Pygmalion Good Mother
Devotes his life to creating his statue Aphrodite. Wanted to die for her.
Birth of Twins
Leto gives birth to Artemis and Apollo
Has Nymphs, many names, silver bow, chastity, God of Hunt, The Moon
Has golden bow, god of sun, arts, intellect and moderation
Steals Apollo's cows but gives him Lyre and Reeds, becomes messenger god and god of thieves and commerce
World considers stupid, ignorant but turns out to have profound wisdom. Proves that classification as fool is incorrect.
Fool on Hill
Knows that the sun is going down and has different state of mind, Non-Conformist
Wise Old Man
Man of experience and knowledge who offers wisdom, cares for young man and mentors him.
Wishes for just heart.
Alienated character, outcast of society who has rebelled against the very word of god. Responsible for their own aloneness.
Cain and Abel
Cain wanders forever because killed his brother when God liked his meat more.
Outcast from Mt. Olympus, kidnaps Persephone
Greedy and aggressive god of sea who is loner
An outcast Titan because helped man
Rows boat across Styx
3 Headed Dog
Rolls rock up a hill but can never finish
Chin Deep in Water and Thirsty
Heaven in Underworld
Isles of Blest
Very good place, achieved if born and achieved Elysian Fields 3 times
Palace and surrounding grounds in underworld
Another name for Erinyes
Violent, Stubborn, Loathsome
Emergence or initiation of hero, finds treasure or conquests evil. Pretty much whenever someone does something important
Fabulous Musician who fails to rescue wife Eurydices from Hades
Thrown into Lion's Den by King Darius for praying, singled out for wisdom and success.
David & Goliath
David fights Goliath with sticks and stones
Abraham and Isaac
Abraham tries to sacrifice Isaac to be dutiful to God
Opposite of Good Mother, destructive/sensuous wiles, emasculating, desires to distract hero
Cleopatra, Circe, Delilah
Cuts Samson's hair to get rid of strength