Classics 30 Lecture 6

Classics 30 Lecture 6 - Classics 30 Lecture 6 04/13/07 Who...

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Classics 30 Lecture 6 – 04/13/07 Who counts as the Greek “storm god”? o [Poseidon], [Zeus], Typhoeus, Marduk, Storm God who defeats Kumarbi o Zeus connected to the Indo-European sky god Overthrows Typhoeus Has many attributes of a storm god, thunder lightning o Poseidon in Odyssey rouses the winds to create storm Why did the Golden Age end? o Logical necessity o Hesiod offers two solutions (line 106, pg 108) Explanations to why people are so miserable now Pandora Myth of the Ages o What makes myth different to history? Many versions and many stories that change, vary, and overlap Innumerable ways of telling the story of how we got from “then” to “now” Why do Greek gods procreate? o Not like humans, who nee sons for livelihood o Importance of a divine population (polytheism) Spread the different attributes of the gods between many of them Sex shows power for male gods o Create race of heroes Some are demi-gods o Without procreation, we’d have no mythological system
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Classics 30 Lecture 6 - Classics 30 Lecture 6 04/13/07 Who...

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