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Creation Myths

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Department
Classical Studies
Course Code
CLAA06H3
Professor
Jessica Higgins

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Jan. 19, 2011
Class 2
Cosmogony, Theogony, Hesiod and Ovid
Creations Myths
Cosmogony vs. Theogony
-kosmos =world
-theos =god
-gonos birth/origin
-cosmogony = story of the origin of the world
-theogony = story of the origin of the gods
Hesiods Theogony (8th - 7th cent BCE = Late 700s - Early 600s BCE)
-explains the origins of the world and the gods
-goddess and god also parts of the world (sky, earth, etc)
-includes many elements of cosmogonies of different cultures including:
-a first entity or material
-Tiamat: primordial water
-the first couple/parents
-Adam and Eve
-struggle/fight between divine entities
-Marduk and Tiamat > order of the world
-Horus and Seth
-First generation deities:
-Chaos: “chasm
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-basically nothing
-Gaea: “earth
-Tartarus: ?
-possibly underneath earth
-the place that is no place
-Eros: “sexual love
-primordial something that exists from the very beginning
Children of Chaos
-Chaos produced Erebus asexually
-no human form compared to Titans or Olympians
Children of Gaea
Children of Gaea and Uranus
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Jan. 19, 2011 Class 2 Cosmogony, Theogony, Hesiod and Ovid Creations Myths Cosmogony vs. Theogony -kosmos = world -theos = god -gonos birthorigin -cosmogony = story of the origin of the world -theogony = story of the origin of the gods Hesiods Theogony (8 - 7 cent BCE = Late 700s - Early 600s BCE) -explains the origins of the world and the gods -goddess and god also parts of the world (sky, earth, etc) -includes many elements of cosmogonies of different cultures including: -a first entity or material -Tiamat: primordial water -the first coupleparents -Adam and Eve -strugglefight between divine entities -Marduk and Tiamat > order of the world -Horus and Seth -First generation deities: -Chaos: chasm www.notesolution.com
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