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ANAHITA January 1999

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Re: Demeter still youthful in the Ode

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        Sorry, it's still a problem.  The daughters refer to her great years, but
Demeter fills the hall with radiance & is as tall as the roof when she enters.
She has rich hair, too.  Nor is the mother, Metaneira, a young woman who would
view Demeter as a crone.  Metaneira refers to the child Demephoon as being
born in her old age, past hope of childbearing.
        Crone is simply not an apt word for Demeter, here.

Sheila Shiki y Michaels

In a message dated 1/23/99 10:23:07 PM Eastern Standard Time, [log in to unmask]
writes:

<< Let me question that use of "crone".  Demeter is still described as "golden
 > haired" & has been hired as a wet nurse.
 >
 > Sheila Shiki y Michaels
 >
 <<... Goddess disguised herself as a crone ....she was
 befriended by the daughters of King Keleos.... As a crone she was hired as
nurse to their baby brother.
 Virginia Katzeff
  >>

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