CLAS104 - 03_Creation of Mortals

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Unformatted text preview: Creation of Mortals Creation of Mortals Introduction: much variety Then man was born; either the creator of the universe, originator of a better world, fashioned him from divine seed, or earth, recently formed and separated from the lofty aether, retained seeds from its kindred sky and was mixed with rain water by Prometheus... and fashioned by him into the likeness of the gods who control all. Ovid Creation of Mortals I. Hesiod ! s Versions Creation of Mortals I. Hesiod ! s Versions A " Five Ages If you like, I shall offer a fine and skillful summary of another tale and you ponder it in your heart: how gods and mortal humans came into being from the same origin. Creation of Mortals I. Hesiod ! s Versions A " Five Ages 1. Gold At the very first the immortals who have their homes on Olympus made a golden race of mortal humans. They existed at the time when Cronus was king in heaven, and they lived as gods with carefree hearts completely without toil or trouble... But then the earth covered over this race. Yet they inhabit the earth and are called holy spirits, who are good and ward off evils, as the protectors of mortal beings, and are poviders of wealth, since they deep watch over judgements and cruel deeds, wnadering over the whole earth, wrapped in air. Creation of Mortals I. Hesiod ! s Versions A " Five Ages 1. Gold 2. Silver Then those who have their home on Olympus next made a second race of silver, far worse than the one of gold and unlike it both physically and mentally... Then the earth covered over this race too. And they dwell under the earth and are called blessed by mortals, and although second, nevertheless honor attends them also. Creation of Mortals I. Hesiod ! s Versions A " Five Ages 1. Gold 2. Silver 3. Bronze Father Zeus made another race of mortal humans, the third, of bronze and not at all like the one of silver; terrible and mighty...
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