lecture 2

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Unknown if sexually or otherwise
Night and Erebus created Eros (Cupid)
Produces Uranus - practically Gaia's son
Gaia - earth mother
First rulers of the world
Locks down under the earth
Father wants nothing to do with them
Monsters as well
12 Titans
Precursors of gods
Good looking
No longer monsters
Produce 3 offspring - monsters essentially
Gaia gets them to over throw their father/ brother
Takes a ___ and cuts his father or castrates him
Their children
Worried of being overthrown by his children
Marries his sister (Rhea)
Cronus (the youngest son)
Gaia has sexual intercourse with her son Uranus
Hestia, Poseidon, Demetre, Hades, Hera, Zeus (youngest)
Rhea feeds a rock to him rather than Zeus
Gives his father a drink to vomit all the older siblings
The children fight against their father
Zeus is raised by nymphs and comes back to avenge his father
Not as successful as their father's overthrowing
War between new gods and father
Cronus' swallows his children
Participants in the War between the Titans and the Olympian Gods
The Titans (accept Prometheus, because he knows it's too late for the Titans)
Prometheus decodes the profanic message from one of Gaia's women
Then Zeus knows to release the cyclopes and hundred handed
Gaia ("Let him who would conquer in the war first set free those imprisoned in Tartarus")
Good at making weapons
The Cyclopes
The Hundred- Handed
Geographic Layout of the Universe, According to Greek Mythology
They drew rocks to know who ruled what
Air and sky (ruled by Zeus)
Mt. Olympus (co-ruled by Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades)
Earth (co-ruled by Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades) *Note: only includes dry land
Thought of the Atlantic to be a stream that surrounds Europe
Poseidon only controlled the Mediterranean Sea
Sea (ruled by Poseidon) * Note: does not include "stream that girdles the earth." which is ruled by
Realms under the earth (ruled by Hades)
Lecture 2 - 13/ 09
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
3:12 PM
C.de Souza ENGB30H3 Page 1
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