August 28 lecture notes

August 28 lecture - Greek creation myth makes no sense so just deal with it o More about how world order was created o The Theogony birth of the

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August 28, 2006 Greek creation myth – makes no sense so just deal with it o More about how world order was created o The Theogony – birth of the gods in a poem in the beginning there was Chaos (a big whole/opening) o from Chaos came: Ge (Gaea) – the earth, female, abundant Tartarus – deep darkness at the base of the earth Eros – procreative/love power Erebus and Night – other dark areas Not as significant as the other three o From Ge (asexually) came: Uranus – sky god Mountains Pontus – sea o From Ge and Uranus: Sky covers earth = close embrace Hectonchires 50 heads and 100 arms each Monster/warrior type Cyclopes Big creatures with one eye Metal workers Make thunder/lightening Titans 6 males and 6 females Look like people…except perfect Titans – the important ones
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o 6 males and 6 females Uranus isn’t letting Ge give birth (basically has all her kids in her) so she gives Cronus a blade and Cronus castrates Uranus
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course CLT 3370 taught by Professor Eaverly during the Fall '06 term at University of Florida.

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August 28 lecture - Greek creation myth makes no sense so just deal with it o More about how world order was created o The Theogony birth of the

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