ENGB30 Chapter Notes -Omnipotence, Sea Foam, Cronus

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28 Oct 2012
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MacPherson: “In the Beginning
Wednesday September 12, 2012
Genealogy: From Chaos to Zeus
Chaos(Dark &Formless void)
Night & Erebus (The Depth
Eros
Gaia (Earth)
Uranus(sky/heavens
Gaia + Uranus
3 hundred-handed and 3 Cyclopes and 12 titans
Cronus (Titan) + Thea
Hestia (v), Poseidon, Demeter, Hades, Hera,
Zeus
Participants in the War between the Titans and the Olympian Gods:
The Gods
The Titans
Gaia (“let him who would conquer in the war first set free those imprisoned in Tartarus”)
The Cyclopes
The Hundred-Handed
Geographic Layout of the Universe, According to Greek Myths
Air and sky (ruled by Zeus)
Mt. Olympus (co ruled by Zeus, Poseidon, Hades)
Earth (co-ruled by Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades) *Note: only includes dry land
Sea ruled by Poseidon) *Note: does not include “stream that girdles the earth. which is ruled
by Oceanus (ruled Atlantic)
Realms under the Earth (ruled by Hades)
Genealogy: The Younger Olympian Gods
= [Metis] via Zeus
Athena (virginal)
= Demeter
Persephone
Zeus
= Hera
Ares
= Leto
Apollo; Artemis (v)
= Maia
Hermes
= [Semele] via Zeus
Dionysus
Origins of other major gods:
Aphrodite (Sea foam; Zeus+Dione; Zeus+Thalassa)
Hephaestus (Zeus+Hera Hera alone)
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3 hundred-handed and 3 cyclopes and 12 titans. Participants in the war between the titans and the olympian gods: Gaia ( let him who would conquer in the war first set free those imprisoned in tartarus ) Geographic layout of the universe, according to greek myths. Earth (co-ruled by zeus, poseidon, and hades) *note: only includes dry land. Sea ruled by poseidon) *note: does not include stream that girdles the earth. Which is ruled by oceanus (ruled atlantic) Realms under the earth (ruled by hades) Pan (zeus, hermes or dionysus= a nymph; cronus) Major gods/goddesses & their spheres of influence i. God of law & order; protector of travellers & guests. Goddess of agriculture, the harvest & the seasons. Warrior goddess; goddess of wisdom & strategy, crafts & skill (brains) God of light, prophecy, music, poetry, arts, archery, medicine & healing, Hermes/mercury plague; also god of the sun (in later times)

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