CLAA06H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter Blackboard PDF: Dark Void, Cronus, Dead Sea
Hesiod"s model is broken down into two parts: the genealogies proper and the story of succession among gods; as such, hesiod"s work is not always chronological with it"s events. Many historians often ignore the disjointed stories in favour of placing them chronologically, but by looking at the distinct way hesiod arranged his stories, we can understand what he was thinking. In the christian genesis , there is a purposeful god creating a world; but in theogony , the gods simply come into being and act more like a family unit than divine creators. The only thing that seems to unite the gods is their immortality. To trace the genealogies of the gods is to understand the unfolding of the cosmic herarchies and principles. In the beginning, there is chaos - rather than a jumble of different things, it is simply an indescribable.