from myths of mesopotamia

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Department
Classical Studies
Course
CLAA05H3
Professor
elizabethparton
Semester
Winter

Description
Key Terms: Succession Myth: The myth of Chronos overthrowing and succeeding Ouranos w the help of Gaia, whom despised Ouranos for the mistreatment of her children. Subsequently, Chronos was also overthrown during his rule, also by his own son, Zeus; through strategic alliances and political wisdom he succeeded and maintained power. Aetiological: myths used to explain natural phenomenon. (i.e. Typhon: volcano. Zeus:lightning) Allegory: a figurative representation conveying a meaning other than the literal. Didactic: myths used to relate to common knowledge (i.e. when to plant crop) Syncretism: Drinking together. Rationalization: to rationalize a myth through evidential explanations. Epithet: a nickname for gods. Anthropomorphism: human like characteristics and appearanc
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