ENGB30 Chapter Notes -Starry Sky, List Of Attack On Titan Characters, Cronus

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Lec2 reading notes_ sept 11
In the Beginning
- myth: a greek word meaning story (especially a story about gods or
heroes)
- myths came into literature in the works of the early Greek poets,
Homer and Hesiod
- stories are reshaped by later poets and dramatists
The Creation
“In the beginning how the heavens and earth Rose out of Chaos…” -
Milton
Chaos, dark and formless void
Ancient goddess
o Night
o Erebus (the depth)
From these two was born Eros; Love (most
powerful of all gods)
o Gaia (great earth-mother)
Uranus (starry sky)
o Eros brought the earth-mother and the sky-father
together in love
Gaia + Uranus :
o monstrous creatures
3 brothers Gyes
Cottus and Briareos (bigger than mountains)
50-headed and 100-handed (terrifying to look
upon according to their father, Uranus)
Uranus took them from their mother and
shut them up in the dark places under the
earth
o …Then Gaia bore
o 3 Cyclopes (wheel-eyed with one round eye in the
centre of the forehead); they were first smiths to exist-
> Uranus also shut them up in earth
o 12 Titans
6 sons and 6 daughters (larger than humans but
not monsterous-> has beauty and majesty)
Gaia tired of cruel treatments from Uranus of their
kids told her Titan sons to avenge their sufferings
(of the trapped monsters)
only Cronus, the youngest and bravest
Titan dared attempt to wound and drive
their father away.
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Myth: a greek word meaning story (especially a story about gods or heroes) Myths came into literature in the works of the early greek poets, Stories are reshaped by later poets and dramatists. In the beginning how the heavens and earth rose out of chaos - Ancient goddess: night, erebus (the depth) From these two was born eros; love (most powerful of all gods: gaia (great earth-mother) Uranus (starry sky: eros brought the earth-mother and the sky-father together in love. 50-headed and 100-handed (terrifying to look upon according to their father, uranus) > uranus also shut them up in earth: 12 titans. 6 sons and 6 daughters (larger than humans but not monsterous-> has beauty and majesty) Gaia tired of cruel treatments from uranus of their kids told her titan sons to avenge their sufferings (of the trapped monsters) Titan dared attempt to wound and drive their father away.

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