Quiz01Notes(Part2) - 9.5.08 Prometheus: In the play, knows...

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9.5.08 Prometheus: In the play, knows that the son of Thethys is destined to be stronger than his father; is relevant because Zeus loved Thethys Twelve Olympians: The first generation only has six: Hestia (home and heart), Demeter (grain and crops), Poseidon (sea), Hades (underworld), Hera (wife of Zeus, goddess of wedlock and childbirth), and Zeus The second generation had another eight: Artemis and Apollo (Zeus + Leto), Hermes (Zeus and Maia), Aphrodite (Zeus + Dione), Dionysus (Zeus + Semele), Athena (Zeus+Forehead), Eiletheia, Hebe, Ares, Hepaestus (Zeus + Hera) Hades doesn’t live on Mt. Olympus, so he gets tossed out. Then it’s a toss-up between Hestia and Dionysus Hebe was originally the cup-bearer of food and drink on Mt. Olympus, but lost her job to a Trojan prince. Zeus put on his eagle outfit and picked the boy up and carried him to the mountain (Ganymeade) Ares: God of war; according to Hesiod, he was small and cowardly; wounded by a mortal in the Iliad Hephaestus: God of fire and forage/forge?; made weapons and armor for the gods Lame? In some versions, he has no father Athena: Sprang from Zeus’ forehead; goddess of wisdom, civilization, handicrafts, and war Final Roster: Demeter, Poseidon, Hera, Zeus, Artemis, Apollo, Hermes, Aphrodite, Athena, Eiletheia, Hebe, Ares, and Hestia/Dionysus 9.8.08
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Zeus: Wears “Aegis” cloak around shoulder (goatskin and tassels); His tree is the oak tree; Priests interpreted oak trees as Zeus’ word or something; eagles and Dianthus flowers also associated with him Married sister Hera, pretty bad marriage Olympia: The city, not the mountain, is where the Olympic games were held 1 st recorded games in 776 B.C.; also earliest known date in western history 15 th Olympic games: A foot racer ran naked and won, so later competitors also competed Naked Phidias: Built Chryselephantine statue of Zeus, modeled after description of Zeus at the end of book one of the Iliad Also built the Athena statue standing in the Parthenon Children of Zeus and Hera: Illithia: Goddess of childbirth, name sounds like woman crying out in labor
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2008 for the course CLAS 1020 taught by Professor Albright during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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Quiz01Notes(Part2) - 9.5.08 Prometheus: In the play, knows...

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