ENGB30 Chapter : In the beginning

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Biblical and classical myths: the mythological framework of western culture. : university of toronto press, 2004 xiv, 471 p. In the beginning how the heavens and earth. In the beginning, before the heavens and the earth, all there was was. And after ages of time had passed, there appeared two tremendous beings, the most ancient goddess night and her brother erebus, the depth. Then subtle eros brought the earth-mother and the sky-father together in love, and from them in the course of time were born a series of strange and monstrous creatures, the early births of time. First came the three broth- ers gyes, cottus, and briareos, huger than mountains, fifty-headed and hundred-handed, terrifying to look upon. So at least thought their father uranus, and he took them from their mother and shut them up in the dark places under the earth. Wheel-eyed ones, smaller than the hundred-handed but still giants,

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