01-21-2010, Thursday

01-21-2010, Thursday - Classic Mythology Introduction to...

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Classic Mythology Introduction to the Olympians Zeus and brothers, Zeus and Hera Thursday, January 21, 2010 12 (or so) Olympians o All except Hades lived on Olympus (sometimes omitted from the 12 ‘Olympians’) o Full roll call of Olympians (14): Zeus Aphrodite Hermes Poseidon Athena (Dionysus) (Hades) Hephaestus (Hestia) Ares Hera Apollo Demeter Artemis (Hestia sometimes left out because she has no myths to herself) (Dionysus left out by textbook, but gets his own chapter later.) Recall o Cronus (Titan) attempts to maintain Rule: prophecy that offspring will overthrow him. o Children of Rhea: …(incomplete) Aphrodite Slide (Who is she?) o Born by the severed genitals of … (incomplete)
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Zeus, Poseidon and Hades o Zeus: God of the Sky o Poseidon: God of the Sea o Hades: God of the Underworld Hades ( Means Invisible and his underworld is also named Hades) Poseidon (‘Earth Shaker’) o Feared and respected. o
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