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Lecture 2

Lecture 2 - Myths of Creation

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Classical Studies
Vichi Ciocani

Lecture 2Myths of CreationWednesday January 18 2012 212 PM Reading Powell 82144 1 The Rise of Zeus 2 The Origin of Mortals Hesiods Theogony 8th century BCCosmogony and Theogony o Theogods o Gonygiving birth o Theogony is the birth of godso Cosmoworld and beautyZeusthe IndoEuropean SkyGod the root is related to the English word daythe god of daylight o The most powerful god o God of the heavensExplaining Zeus rise to power and his struggles to maintain his supremacy the state or condition of being superior to all others in authority power or status o Light against dark Zeus its Roman correspondent JupiterFather of the godsEspecially revered by the Greeks as the upholder of JUSTICE and the sanctity of OATHGIVING He is also the god of HOSPITALITY and a protector of SUPPLICANTS supplicate to pray humbly make humble and earnest entreaty or petition His weapon is the thunderbolt and he is often shown with sceptre and eagleJupiter and Thetis JAD Ingres 1811 o Touching someones knee and chin m
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