05_2 Origins of Mortals (1)

05_2 Origins of Mortals (1) - Chapter Five, Lecture Two...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter Five, Lecture Two Origin of Mortals The Five Races and Universal Flood The Five Races Not compatible with the Pandora stories Different source The descent into the wretched, modern age The Five Races Golden Age : Cronus ; lived like gods / died as passing into a dream / now guardian angels Silver Age : Dumber / live at home a hundred years / violence / killed for being irreverent / earth spirits Bronze Age : Bronze-equipped warriors from ash trees / killed each other off Heroic Age : Legendary heroes of Homer / better than before, temporary interruption of decline Iron Age : Current age / justice gradually will be completely abandoned The Five Races Hesiods world blown apart by the alphabet Later, the Age of Cronus was seen as a Golden Age because it fit chronologically with the Golden Race of the five races. The Universal Flood Universal Flood Mesopotamia Sumerians 40002400 Akkadians Semites 2300 Bablyonians Hammurabi 1750 Terah was a man of Ur (Genesis 6-) ( Genesis 7 ) ( Genesis 8 ) Ziusudra, Athrahsis, and Noah...
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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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05_2 Origins of Mortals (1) - Chapter Five, Lecture Two...

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