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Homer’s Gods I. Varieties of Deities Olympians Non-Olympians and Local Deities o Helios, Persephone, Dionysus, Dawn, Eileithyia, Circe, Calypso, Eidothea, Proteus, et al. Not as powerful as Olympian gods Geographically restricted o Rivers are deities Children of river gods Make sacrifices? Encounters with deities are common in story o Land is shared between humans and immortals II. Divine Society Kinship Paradigm i. Children of Rheia and Koronos 1. Koronos liked to eat his children 2. Children fought to freeze parents ii. Zeus’s Regime 1. Hades, Poseidon, and Zeus divide up land: Underworld, Sea, and Olympus/mountain iii. Assimilation of Non-Kin Deities 1. Gods that Greeks have is older than the system of familiar relations 2. this categorization is a later method 3. Aphrodite and Athena were already there, so make some kind of order in collection of deities they have Divine Politics i. The Divine Polis 1. polis = city state 2. Olympus has fortified walls, town square, constructed like
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HUMANITIES 2 taught by Professor Edwards during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.

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