9-5 The Greek Myth of Creation

9-5 The Greek Myth of Creation - The Greek Myth of...

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The Greek Myth of Creation: Hesiod's  Theogony  Lecture Outline Classics 170 KEY CHARACTERS, CONCEPTS Hesiod Gaia – mother goddess (had children without sex – “virgin birth”) Chose Uranus as her husband – he is always on top of Gaia Wouldn’t be Montos (because it is in Gaia) Titans Theogony  ("Birth of the Gods") Eros -  primordial god of lust, love, and intercourse Kyklopes  (Cyclopes) 3 generations  Tartaros  forms of evolution  parthenogenesis -  unfertilized egg develops into a new individual Chaos –  unpredictability/gap (cosmos = beautiful order) Ouranos  (Uranus) Hundred-Handers  (Hecatoncheires) anthropomorphism  patriarchy –  ruled by men pregnancy envy  cosmogony  (science astrophysical )   cosmology  (mystical)   ASSIGNMENT: CM, chapter 3, pp. 61-82 (up to the section titled "The Birth  of Athene"; read Hesiod,  Theogony , pp. 88-94 (up to the section titled  "Prometheus"). 
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