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The Greek Myth of Creation: Hesiod’s Theogony Key Characters, Concepts Hesiod Gaia Titans Theogony (“Birth of the Gods”) Eros Cosmogony (an account of how the world was created) Cosmology (an account of how the world is organized now) Essay question: Greek mythology is intensely anthropomorphic, a trait we notice especially in the Greek myth of creation, Hesiod’s Theogony. Define “anthropomorphism” and show how It shapes the Greek story of the beginning of the world. Theogony – theos:god the birth of the gods In Greek myth: humans are the highest creation Gaia – Ouranos (a son). The mother Gaia marries Ouranos and has children.
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Unformatted text preview: Rhea – Kronos (son). They succeed their parents Hera – Zeus (avoids the mistake of his predecessors) Women are deformed version of the male. Norm for the Greeks is the human male. Patriarchy – rule of the father (father in charge) Sex is the energy that drives the birth of creation Equal to herself – everywhere there is earth, there is sky. Titan – someone who is stretching, overreaching; eventually loses Their kids are not perfect (human) so they are not expected to survive; they are not perfect so they cannot be a god...
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