C C 303 Lecture 7: 2/1 Worksheet Only

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1/30/17 Origins of Humanity
Names to Remember
Hesiod, Works and Days
Book of Genesis
Apollodorus, Library
Prometheus (forethought) and Fire
Pandora (all gift), Epimetheus (after-thought), Elpis (Hope or Expectation)
Hesiod’s Five Races (Golden, Silver, Bronze, Heroes, Iron)
Adam, Eve, Serpent, Eden, Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil
Deucalion, Pyrrha, Laos (people)
Noah, “Table of Nations” (Shem, Ham, Japheth)
Concepts to Remember
theoi (‘gods’), athanatoi (immortals), ambrosia (food), nectar (drink), ichor (blood-like fluid in the
‘veins’ of the gods)
anthropoi (mankind), thnetoi(mortals), meropes (articulate ones), brotoi (bread-eaters)
Short Answer
1. What narrative elements are similar in the Pandora myth and the story of Adam and Eve?
What elements are different between the two?
Pandora
She was made as a punishment for men
Many Gods were involved into the making of her
Eve
She was given to Adam to be as a helper/companion
God made her from Adam’s rib
Both
Women who Unleash evil into the world
2. What narrative elements are similar in the stories of Deucalion and Noah? What elements
are different between the two?
Deucalion
Prometheus creates humans from stone
His father, Prometheus tell him to build the ark
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