2. After Orpheus and Eurydice were married, what happened to Eurydice?
3. How did this happen?
4. Where did Orpheus decide to go?
5. What did Orpheus ask?
6. What were the conditions of the agreement?
7. What happened when Orpheus broke the condition?
Pygmalion and Galatea:
1. What was Pygmalion skilled at?
2. What did Pygmalion hate?
3. What did he make a statue of?
4. How did he feel about the statue?
5. Why was the statue making him unhappy?
6. What god/goddess helped Pygmalion?
7. What did Pygmalion ask of the god/goddess?
8. Why did Pygmalion think something favorable would happen?
9. What did he find when he went home?
10 Who did Pygmalion marry? 11. What was her name?
A her and make a long journey across the sea to consult an oracle. was hysterical with grief and worry. She had grown up in the palace of the King of the Winds and knew very well what often happened to ships at sea. When she was sure that he was firm in his determination to make this trip, she begged to be allowed to go with him, Yet, although Ceyx loved Alcyone as much as she loved him, he would not allow it. So he sailed alone.
Baucis and Philemon ask the gods that when they die, they would like to die together. Many years later, in their old age, they are in the middle of a conversation when they notice leaves springing forth from their bodies. They turn into a conjoined tree—a linden and an oak both growing from one trunk.
The gods do sometimes look over and care for humans, even when they do so against other gods. The gods do play favorites.
Scholars cite this story as an example of female independence and power, for Arethusa effectively escapes from the river god with the help of a goddess. Yet again, however, Arethusa becomes water, just the thing over which Alpheus seems to have control.
Once again, natural imagery defines the tale. By connecting Alpheus to spring water, the story effectively places her in the reader's physical world. Spring water (just like hyacinth flowers or an echo) is invoked to remind readers of the tale and the moral it holds.
The short tale of Endymion suggests that the gods do not necessarily know how to successfully solve their problems. The Moon puts a sleep spell on the object of her desire, but this does not quench her desire for him. Being asleep, he is not much of a companion. Her action just increases her feeling of quiet solitude. Knowing this myth, we might look at the moon as a lonely being in the night sky, when most beings are asleep.