2-Greek Creation 1

2-Greek Creation 1 - Ares (Mars) Hephaistos (Vulcan) Hermes...

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2. The Greeks and Romans: Creation Myths and Chief Deities August 27, 2010 Warning-Some details of these stories may be offensive…
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CREATION STORIES OF THE GREEKS (AND ROMANS) Source: Hesiod, Theogony and Works and Days (didactic poems) Ca. 700 BCE Type of Myth: Succession CHAOS FIRST GENERATION: EARTH, HELL, LOVE, GLOOM, and NIGHT Gaia Tartarus Eros Erebus Nyx
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First Generation continued Heaven and Sea Ouranos (Uranus) Pontos The Sacred Marriage Motif
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SECOND GENERATION: CHILDREN OF GAIA AND OURANOS Titans (12 major ones) Kronos (Cronus/Saturn) Rhea One-Eyed Gods: Kyklopes (Cyclopes) Hundred-Handed Gods (Kottos, Briareus, and Gyes)
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THIRD GENERATION: CHILDREN OF KRONOS AND RHEIA (Gods of Olympus) Demeter (Ceres) Hades (Pluto) Hera (Juno) Hestia (Vesta) Poseidon (Neptune) Zeus (Jupiter) CHILDREN OF TITANS: Atlas Prometheus Epimetheus
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Cannibalism of Kronos (Saturn) Peter Paul Rubens, Saturn Devouring his Child, 17 th century Goya, Saturn Devouring his Child, 19 th century
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IMMORTAL CHILDREN OF ZEUS Apollo Artemis (Diana) Athena (Minerva) Aphrodite (Venus)
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Unformatted text preview: Ares (Mars) Hephaistos (Vulcan) Hermes (Mercury) Atlas and Prometheus Greek cup painted with Atlas and Prometheus. 6 th century BCE. The Creation of Humans Prometheus the benefactor of mankind What did he do to make Zeus so angry?? 1. The trick with the meat 2. The theft of fire 3. Teaching humans Jan Cossier. Prometheus Stealing Fire. 17th century Theme of punishment-Prometheus Bound Christian Griepenkerl, Herakles comes to rescue Prometheus, 19 th century. Prometheus. Greek Vase. 6 th century BCE. The Creation of Woman Pandora Gifts (from) all : Hephaistos, Athena, Aphrodite, Hermes Pandoras Jar: evils, sickness, toil andHope Epimetheus Themes-The origin of evil; gender status Anesidora adorned by Athena and Hermes. Greek vase painting. 5 th century BCE. Hesiods Pandora: It wasnt a box and she wasnt curious! John William Waterhouse, Pandora. 1896. Pithos=storage jar. Examples from Knossos, Crete, ca. 1500 BCE....
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