04_1 The Rise of Zeus (1)

04_1 The Rise of Zeus (1) - Chapter Four Lecture One Myths...

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Chapter Four, Lecture One Myths of Creation Up to the Birth of Aphrodite; Monsters and Sea Deities
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“Sing all this to me, Muses, you who dwell on Olympus: from the beginning tell me, which of the gods first came to be.” Hesiod, Theogony (114 5)
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The cosmogony is the theogony.
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The Children of Chaos Hesiod, Theogony 116-125 Chaos < Chasm Gaea, Tartarus Mythic geography Olympus/Topmost Earth/Middle Tartarus/Bottommost
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The Children of Chaos Eros Force of sexual attraction Nyx and Erebus Features of Chaos? Nyx Moerae Nemesis Eerbus – Nyx Aether (Radiance) Hemera (day)
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The Children of Chaos Is Gaea the mother of all things? Homeric Myth to Gaea
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The Children of Gaea: The Titans and their Cousins Many beings from the earth Most important the Titans Cyclopes Heacatonchires
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The Titans Gaea = > Uranus, Mountains, Pontus Gaea + Uranus
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The Titans Uranos and Gaea in eternal sexual embrace C.f. Egyptian Nut and Geb
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course MYTH 2001 taught by Professor Online during the Spring '11 term at Temple.

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04_1 The Rise of Zeus (1) - Chapter Four Lecture One Myths...

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