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Classics
Course
CLAS 203
Professor
Margaret Palczynski
Semester
Fall

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CLAS203 Lecture 10 Notes Zeus:  Zeus’ other names include: Juppiter, Jupiter, Jove  Upholder of the universe  *di-: ‘sky/shine’  Germanic: Tiu (Tuesday)  Indic: Dyaus Pitar ‘Father Sky’  ‘Cloud gatherer’, ‘aegis-bearing’ (goat skin shield, used by Athena as breastplate)  Resides on Mt. Olympus, born in Mt. Dicte, born in other genealogies in Mt. Ida  Symbols: Thunderbolt, eagle, sceptre (staff, rod)  Sacred animal: bull  Ruler: wisdom, strength, justice (dike)  Zeus: (xenia): guest-host relationship  Shrines: Dodona, Olympia Zeus’ immortal consorts:  Zeus + Hera (Olympian)  Ares, Hephaestus, Eliethyia (asexual)  Zeus + Demeter (Olympian)  Persephone  Zeus + Leto (Titan)  Apollo, Artemis  Zeus + Themis (Titan)  Moirae (3), Horae (3) (imposes order on universe)  Zeus + Dione (early hieros gamos?)  Aphrodite  Zeus + Metis (Personification)  Athena  Zeus + Mnemosyne (Personification)  Muses (9)  Zeus + Eurynome (Oceanid)  Graces (3)  Zeus + Maia (Nymph)  Hermes Zeus’ mortal consorts:  Zeus + Semele  Dionysus (immortal)  Zeus + Io  Epaphus  Zeus + Europa  Minos, (Rhadamanthys,
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