Lecture3 - Lecture 3 Creation Myths II Gods and human...

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Lecture 3 Creation Myths II
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Gods and human beings ! Pindar, Nemean 6 (p. 102): ‘One is the race of men, one the race of gods; from one mother we both draw our breath’
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Prometheus and Pandora ! Two versions: Theogony 521-616, Days 42-105 ! Theogony : Prometheus’ punishment
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Prometheus ! Meeting at Mekone ! Zeus withholds fire ! Prometheus steals (Sanskrit pra-math- ‘snatch for oneself’) ! Zeus’ revenge: woman: Epimetheus receives
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Pandora ! Prometheus sometimes said to have created mankind in similar way (so Ovid p. 18) ! Iliad 7.99 reflects similar conception ! Name: ‘all-giving’: also name of earth- goddess; = Anesidora (elsewhere title of Earth/Demeter)
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Pandora ! Epimetheus takes as wife ! Jar ( pithos ) of ills: compare Iliad 24.527 ff. ! Hope all we have left
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Waterhouse, c. 1898
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D. G. Rossetti, 1878
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Jean Cousin, c. 1550
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The Five Races Golden Age : Under Cronus; lived like gods; died as if falling asleep; now divine spirits Silver Age : Inferior: extended childhood; first violence;
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course MYTHOLOGY 303 taught by Professor Sheldimier during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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