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CLA204 Succession Myths

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Department
Classics
Course
CLA204H1
Professor
Regina Hoeschele
Semester
Winter

Description
01172012 The Succession MythZeus and Prometheus Beginnings 1 Chaos yawning emptiness engenders Erebosnight from which come AitherHemera to beginning of time 2 Gaia Terra firma first defined space unshakeable foundation gives birth to further beings 3 Tartarus below earth 4 Eros productive power will later become subordinate to Aphrodite The Children of GaiaGaia without consort Uranusmountains nymphsPontusGaiaUranus 12 Titans3 Cyclops3 HecatonchiresGaiaTartarus Typhoeus The Castration of UranusUranus wants sex but no offspringsUranus keeps his children in Gaias bodyGaia wants to get her childrens out of her bodyGaia sets a trap inside her to castrate UranusStruggle between male and femaleMales do not want changeFemales want change Females also have the force of change eg ChildrenAphroditeborn from Uranus genitals after being tossed into the seaBrought mankind and Gods together The Furies Erinyesborn from blood of UanusConscience that haunt people when a crime is committed Styxcontributed to Zeus triumphFirst to join Zeus struggle against TitansHave powerful children
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