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CLAS 203
Margaret Palczynski

CLAS203 Lecture 7 Notes The Twelve Olympians (the Olympian Pantheon):  Zeus (sky king: justice)  Poseidon (sea)  Hephaestus (forge/fire)  Ares (war)  Apollo (prophecy)  Hermes (travellers)  Dionysus* (wine) Only Olympian born of a mortal woman (Semele)  Hera (queen: family)  Demeter (crops)  Athena (wisdom)  Artemis (hunting)  Aphrodite (sexual attraction)  Hedes is not an Olympian because he does not dwell on Olympus, but rather the Underworld. He is very influential on mortals because they all die and go to his domain  Hestia is the goddess of the hearth; sacred center of a home where the fire is kindled, the women’s area of the house. As a result of her being a virgin, never has any fun, never goes anywhere and only serves the function of presiding over banquets, she is not considered part of the 12 Olympians Consolidation of power:  The Olympians consolidate their power through three battles o Titanomacy  Olympians against the Titans  10 years  Themis, Prometheus helps Olympians  Hecatonchires and Cyclopes res
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