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1.Gods an mortals
a.Gods are superior are mortals and you should never remember that
b.Always are going to lose so why do you want to compare?
c.Useful for self and other because helps human beings about their limitations
d.Similar too and difference men
i.Gods have infinite power and lives forever
ii. Individual realms, ie. God of war and god of love
iii.Power over mortals absolute, goddesses have power over men
1.Trumps power of women and men
2.Dont eat, you die
2.Eos and tihonus
a.Eos is the girl thitonus is the man
b.Eos loves him and Zeus grants her his wish and lives forever but got older
c.Beautiful young boy was old origin myth of cicada the cockroach
3.Similarities and mortals, Greek religion was Anthropomorphism
i. Imagining the gods in human shape having human emotions and
motives in the Iliad human beings better of other guys
ii.Difference is, human beings compete, they die but gods dont
1.Never have consequences
2.They have favorites and offspring on the battlefield
4.Sarapedon, Trojan struck arrow of Patrocules, lets him die
5.Book one, Achilles dishonored by Greeks, mother goes up to Zeus flirts with her,
scolds with Zeus from Hera
6.Zeus and Hera, domestic dispute
a.Gods have emotions
b.Hera gone too far so she goes to Aphrodite
7.How they are like us and not like us
a.Emotions
b.But cant die no consequences
8.Gods in Iliad greed, lie, but hold the cosmic order
9.Achilles and hector hand to hand battle which way fate is suppose to go
a.Golden scale life hector down lower regards of what he wants ,hector has to
die
10.Hesiod, Zeus is the father of justice, he brings order
11.Strange paradox in religion
12.Gods enforce morality but not moral themselves
13.Power and their mortality
14.Questioned anthropomorphic view
a.Xenophanes
b.All races tell them that all their gods look like them,
15.Protagoras, man is the measure of all things not god
16. If god was good why do bad things happen to good people
17.Thegony
a.Describes as a chasm, chaos
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