24) - the Hittites established an empire in what is today...

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CC303 Classical Myth Spring 2008 Prof. P. Perlman Study Guide for 1/24 1. Who was Hesiod? 2. Literally dozens of gods and goddesses are generated in the Theogony . You should pay particular attention to the following: 1. Chaos 7. Ouranos 13. Hades 2. Tartaros 8. Rhea 14. Poseidon 3. Gaia 9. Kronos (= Cronus) 15. Zeus 4. Eros 10. Aphrodite 16. Metis 5. Erebus 11. Demeter 17. Athene 6. Night 12. Hera 18. Typhoeus 3. Terms you should be able to identify: all of the gods (1-18) in the above list hieros gamos titans Hittites Alalu Anu Teshub Kumarbi Ullikummi 4. According to Hesiod, what was there "in the beginning" and who are the First Gods? 5. Do the stories of Gaia/Ouranos, Kronos/Rhea, and Zeus/Hera share with one another any elements of plot or detail? 6. As the Theogony moves through the generations of gods, from Gaia, to Gaia + Ouranos, to Kronos + Rhea, and finally to Zeus, who controls reproduction? 7. Do you find any similarities between the stories of the births of Aphrodite and Athena? 8. During the period ca. 1600-1100 B.C.E. (roughly contemporary with the Mycenaeans)
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Unformatted text preview: the Hittites established an empire in what is today central Turkey (see map p. 106-107). They were Indo-Europeans speakers like the Mycenaeans and probably originated from the same stock. The Hittites were literate; archaeologists have discovered vast libraries of Hittite texts written on clay tablets. Many Hittite myths are preserved including versions of their Creation Myth. 9. How many generations of gods are there in the Hittite creation myth? 10. What are some of the parallels between the Hittite creation myth and the creation myth in Hesiod's Theogony ? What to your mind are some significant differences? 1 CC303 Classical Myth Spring 2008 Prof. P. Perlman 11. Both Zeus and Teshub must fight a final battle (with Typhoeus and Ullikummi respectively) in order to secure their authority. Beyond this, can you identify any similarities in the combat and the combatants? 2...
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