Origins of the Gods

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Origins of the Gods February 6, 2008 Keyterms: o Muses o Helicon o Gaia o Ouranos o Eros o Eris Hesiod: ca. 700 BCE Theogony o Theos: god o Gonos: origin, birth o Defines order, relationships, boundaries --> order of the world Theogony, lines 1-4, 23-24 "Begin our singing with the Heliconian Muses, Who possess Mount Helicon, high and holy, And near its violet-stained spring on petal-soft feet Dance circling the altar of almighty Cronion, And they once taught Hesiod the art of singing verse, While he pastured his lambs on holy Helicon's slopes." o Dedicated his work to the Muses (of Zeus and Memory) Theogony, lines 43-50 "And Olympos' snowy peaks and the halls of the gods Echo the strains as their immortal chanting Honors first the primordial generation of gods Whom in the beginning Earth and Sky bore, And the divine benefactors born from them; And, second, Zeus, the Father of gods and men, Mightiest of the gods and strongest by far; And then the race of humans and of powerful Giants." Eros: god of sexual love
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2008 for the course CLAS 280g taught by Professor Richter during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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