MIDTERM REVIEW FOR FINAL
: The sky and the God of the Sky. The father of all Greek gods and the most
ancient Greek god. He is the Son/Husband of Gaia. She bore him 12 Titans, 3
Cyclopes, 3 Hundred-Handed ones, Giants, and Furies. He imprisoned all his children
inside of Gaia.
Gaia gave her youngest, Cronus, a sickle to castrate his father. Uranus came at
evening to lie upon Ge and Cronus castrated him and flung his severed parts into the
sea. From the foam came Aphrodite and the blood that fell upon the earth made giants
and the furies. He is the personification of the Heaven. The Creators
The Goddess of Earth. Mother/wife of Uranus. She persuaded Cronus to
castrate Uranus because she hated his tyranny. Her children were imprisoned inside of
her. She is depicted as the creation.
The youngest Titan. He castrated his father and then he became Ruler of the
golden age. He freed all of his brothers/sisters but soon after he was paranoid and
reimprisoned the hundred-handed and the cyclopes. He and Rhea became king and
queen of the universe. He gave birth to 6 children: Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades,
Poseidon, and Zeus. He was once again paranoid and devoured all of his children
whole, except for Zeus. They were all trapped inside of Cronus. He and Zeus went to
war for mount Olympus and lost. Later he became king of the island of blessed. Cronus
is the representation of the fertility of the Earth.
: There are 12 Titans. A race of powerful deities born from Ge and Uranus:
Oceanus, Hyperion, Coeus, Crius, Lapetus, Mnemosyne, Tethys, Theia, Phobe, Rhea,
and Themis, Cronus, Iapetus. The first-born children and the second generation of
Gods. They represent the primitive.
: “forethought” - A champion (benefactor) of mankind. He created mankind
out of clay. He deceived Zeus into eating the bone and fat of a cow, saving the good red
meat for mankind. Zeus punishes the humans by taking away their fire so they can eat
raw meat. Prometheus stole fire to give to men and was punished. Hephaestus nailed
him to a cliff and was tortured for 30,000 years. Prometheus represents the prefigure of
: The king of Greek Gods. Husband of Hera and Father of many beings. He is the
judge of all things. Upholds justice. He battle Cronus as an idea of new revolution. Zeus
is a sexual conqueror of women.
God of childbirth and marriage. She upholds the institution of marriage. Punishes
the extramarital lovers and offspring of Zeus.
The hearth, and the goddess of the hearth. Hestia, whom the Romans called