Unformatted text preview: -Zeus + siblings + others v. Giants What do these wars represent and symbolize? Victory of: -Order over chaos. -Civilization over nature. -Male over female. Three Main Sections -Creation of universe and Gods. -Two Wars in Heaven. -Establishment of cosmic order. Establishment of Cosmic Order -Zeus is in charge. -Zeus mates and procreates: o Zeus + Metis (Wisdom) o Afraid of being overthrown. o Swallows pregnant Metis. (People use that story as Zeus taking in Wisdom to teach him to be a better leader). o Essentially becomes pregnant himself. (Similar to the Hittite myth). o Gives birth to Athena via his head....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course CLASSICS 224 taught by Professor Kitchel during the Fall '09 term at UMass (Amherst).
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