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Unformatted text preview: Intro to the Homeric Hymns; Zeus, Hera, and Poseidon Homeric Hymns 12, 22, 23 Metamorphoses 18-23(Io), 49-50 (Europa), 229-30 (Ganymede) Powell 141-162 (the Olympian Pantheon) Homeric Hymns: Zeus and Hera Zeus married Hera and promised her mother, Rhea, that Hera could spend one portion of the year below in the darkness with him, and the other two with her mother and the other immortals Zeus gave birth to Athena (from his head) who excelled amongst the immortals Hera gave birth to Hephaestus who was weak, and she went out to sea and gave him to Thetis Hera wanted to (apart from Zeus) give birth to a child much stronger than him, and she stayed in temples apart from Zeus for a year She bore Typhaon, a scourge to mortals, who resembled neither god nor man o She brought doom upon men, but Apollo shot her with an arrow and left her to rot on earth under Helios’ sun rays Io Io was a priestess of the Greek goddess Hera. Hera was the jealous wife of Zeus, the king of the gods. Zeus was very unfaithful. When Zeus fell in love with Io, he changed himself into the shape of a dark cloud to hide himself from his jealous wife Hera....
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- Spring '08
- Astronomy, Zeus, HERA, Hera Zeus, Persephone Hera