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4PrimalBeingsAnalysisEXAM

4PrimalBeingsAnalysisEXAM - CLAS1P95: Thesis: mythofZeus....

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CLAS 1P95: Seminar 9‐ Passage Analysis II Thesis: Hesiod’s constructed order of the Theogony provides the framework for the succession myth of Zeus. The spontaneous birth of the four Primal Beings and the sequence in which they appear leads into the creation of the generational conflict. This conflict is resolved by the permanent reign of Zeus. 1. The order and role of the Primal Beings are significant to the succession myth. Chasm: space to be filled Earth: maternal symbol and place for life, key role Tartarus: underworld , opposite of earth o 103 Caldwell, losers of generational conflict end up there Eros: procreation and reproduction‐ leads to the birth of the gods and succession myth 2. The Oedipal Conflict applies to the generational conflict throughout the succession of the gods and have a major effect on the rulers to come. Beginning of succession myth‐ Ouranos imprisons children in mother Cronos‐ cycle of generational conflict starts – 104 Caldwell
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