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University of Toronto St. George
Claesson Welsh

Sep 29, 2010 The Sea - Genealogy: Gaia = Uranus, Mountains, Pontus; Gaia + Uranus = Titans, Cylcopes, Hundred Handers o Oceanus the Titan + Tethys = Oceanids (incl Doris) - Gaia + Pontus = Nereus (old man of the sea) - Doris + Nereus = 50 daughters (the Nereids) > three named Thetis, Galatea, Amphitrite - When looking at art of gods and goddesses, have to question what its trying to say - Thetis and Peleus - BF Lekythos > Peleus and Thetis (painting on a vase) - Divine of the sea being able to change shape at will - Wedding of a Lifetime (Dinos The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis; Sophilos [on blackboard]) o Peleus gets Thetis to marry him - Amphitrite o In Greek Pantheon, she and Poseidon are the same kind of pairing as Hera and Zeus o Poseidons consort and wife; the one who gets angry when he is in affair w others o Underwater version of Hera o A reluctant bride; preferred to live maiden life in sea; flees from Poseidon repeatedly, but finally gives in o Lives in a golden palace under the sea o Like Hera, not much myth about her separate from Poseidon - Nereus, Triton, or Proteus? o Permanently hybrid creature > half sea-serpent, half man o Triton son of Amphitrite and Poseidon o Nereus and Proteus; both considered old men of sea, able to change shape o bw world of man and sea > blended characteristics of the two - Poseidon o Trident: three pronged
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