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Department
Classical Studies
Course Code
CLAA06H3
Professor
Anna Walsh

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Lecture 3
Poseidon is similar in appearance to Zeus
Poseidon is characterized by the trident
3 tooth sphere causing destructive earthquakes
Poseidon movie
Poseidon is associated with power of horses and the crest of the waves
Poseidon Coins
Front: Poseidon strides with trident
Back: writing is Poseidon. Linked with the bull, animal with enormous strength
which shake and thunder the ground
Zeus
Left: Zeus Right: Hades
Hades got the least good of the siblings
Poseidon illustration
A Man Statue
1930s statue was found
Ranging debate on who it is: Zeus or Poseidon
One piece of evidence is missing, what was in the hand?
Eating child picture
Wasnt just Zeus who escape that fate, Poseidon was also with that fate
Trend toward emphasize Zeus above all other gods
Sisyphus
Evil
Pushing a boulder up a hill and falls down every night so he can repeat it everyday
Aegina
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Zeus
Cheat death and trick Hades and made him angry and made him afterlife...
Ixion
Zeus invited Ixion as a guest to Olympus
Was invited to dinner with the gods, while at dinner at Zeus table, began playing
footsies with Zeus wife Hera
Zeus found out and tempted him by creating a cloud on the shape of Hera known as
Nephele
Tricked Ixion
Lashed to a winged fiery wheel that was always spinning and roasted over a fire
Tanalus
Like Ixion, was welcomed to Zeuss table in Olympus
feasted with the gods
human interaction with the gods, ancient Greeks feared the gods
wanted to impress gods by feeding them
fed his son
was punished
Greeks put a lot of emphasis on eating
Put into underworld to stand between 2 desires
Suffers from thirst and hunger
Stood up to his neck in water, which flowed away from him when he tried to drink it
Fruits hung over his head and it moved up as he tried to eat them
Cant reach his 2 desires
Tantalize English word
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People take earthy things and transform them so gods can access them
Humans didnt like the gods but gods needed the things in the earth
Symbolic relation between the 2
Need for sacrifice
Gods become protectors of the cities
Rivalries between the gods affect human affairs
Conflict in divine interferes with people of earth
Athena and Poseidon competed
Athena blessed them with the olive tree
Athena become protector of the Athens
Birth defects of baby coincides with the Cyclopes
Polyphemus
Most famous one eyed monster
Odysseus lands on the land of Cyclopes with 12 men when to find food and drinks
Came across an island and went into cave
They stole and ate everything
The cave belonged to Polyphemus
Polyphemus comes in and closes cave with big stone
Poly spots men and starts eating them alive
Odysseus gives Polyphemus wine and becomes drunk
Odysseus takes a large steak and drive the steak in the eye of Polyphemus
Polyphemus asks Odysseus what is your name?
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