{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

05_1 Origin of Mortals

05_1 Origin of Mortals - Chapter Five Lecture One Myths of...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–7. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Chapter Five, Lecture One Myths of Creation: The Origins of Mortals
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
What about human beings? Why is our world the way it is? Where did we come from? Why are we here? Why are we unique? Why do we suffer?
Image of page 2
Prometheus: Maker of Mortals Not in Hesiod, who gives no account of our origins A curious omission. Why? Prometheus (“forethought”), the son of Iapetus and Themis, the Titans Made man from dust and water
Image of page 3

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
The Sumerian Creation of Man from Mud Marduk made man from the blood of Kingu (as a race of servants) Another variant: man is made by Enki and Ki as servants Then they made deformed humans in a drunken contest Hebrew account (II), man is made from dust and breath
Image of page 4
Prometheus: Protector of Mortals Prometheus is equivalent to Enki (Ea) — the clever creator Folktale character — the trickster Doublet brother is “Epi metheus” (idiot)
Image of page 5

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Prometheus: Protector of Mortals At Meconê, Prometheus offered sacrifice
Image of page 6
Image of page 7
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern