PHL187 Hesiod Theogony Lecture Notes

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HesiodTheogony
Theworldwasonewithoutdivisionandwasawoman
Shewasmadeofwater,shewasthegreatocean
Shedoesn’tknowsheexistsbecausethereisnothingtocontrastyourselfwith
Thefirstchangeiswhensomethingcomesintotheoceanwhichischaos
Abig“space”comesintotheoceanaseparatesitintotwowhichischaos
Heavenistheupperwater(part)andearthisthelowerwater(part)
changeoccurswhenthereisdifferentiation
Chaosisnotgoodcompanybecauseit’snothing
Erosisdesire,hehasacapewhichiscoveredwithscars
Eros
Uranus(Heaven)
Woman
Chaos
Gaea(Earth)
Tartarus
(Underworld)
GaeawantstogetridofUranussoshetalkstoherbabies
Titans,childrenofearth
Cronusisthestrongestandbiggest
GaeagaveCronusthesickletocutofUranus’stesticles
Hethrowsitintheairandthebloodthatspattersoneearthturnsintofuries(whichare
demons)
us
smarriesRhea,hissister
seatsthebabies
nustoswallowinsteadofthe
bywasnamedZeusandwassenttocavetogrow
kinandwinetotrickCronus
Whenthebloodmixeswiththewater,Aphrodite(godofsex)iscreated
Aphroditemakesthepinkcloudsrainandmakeslife(fishetc)onearth
FourracesofmenistheGoldenmencreatedbyAphrodite,SilverracecreatedbyZe
Cronu
WhenthechildrenarebornCronu
Whenthenextbabywasborn,RheagavearocktoCro
baby
Theba
Gavehimaswordmadeoutofstoneandgavehimagoats
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rscomeout
water
dren
tearandseductiveness
Hesiodtheoganywascomposedin800750BCB
uity

ccuracyhowcloseyouaretosomething
CronusdrinksthewineandfallsasleepandZeuscutsopenCronusandallhisbroth
andsiste
GaeabecomesapartoftheunderworldgovernedbyHades
Poseidongovernsthe
HadesmarrieshissisterHera,andlikeCronusswallowshischil
ThefirstisAthena,goddessofwisdom
ThesecondisAphrodite
Bruteforcecanovercomewisdomandawoman’s
Aphroditegotborntwice
P recisionabsenceofambig
o Couldbeclosertowhatweneed
A
Exactitudeisprecision+truth