Omphalos navel belly button of the world centre of the world Orge Uranus Cronus

Omphalos navel belly button of the world centre of

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Omphalos (“navel”) > belly button of the world = centre of the world Orge: Uranus, Cronus o Subject to trickery to the hero of the story Titans want their place in heaven = war o Gaia tells Zeus to get help from Cyclopes and hundred hand helpers to fight titans o Oceania daughter (titan) use the sticks and water in the underworld to help Zeus in the war o Gaia produces Typhoeus snake fire monster to fight Zeus before he can be the king of the gods o Some titans married Zeus so they were not all cast away Zeus > have to stop making babies to stop being overthrown by his children Zeus + Thetis o Avoided marrying her = produce a child greater than Zeus Give her to a mortal which produces Hercules but she did not present him to Zeus so was not overthrown Metis' child is going to overthrown Zeus so he doesn't wait for the child to be born and instead swallowed Metis whom is pregnant with the baby making the male version of wisdom o Zeus gives birth to Athena Females are dangerous because they are cunning intelligence and because of their sexuality weapon o Concealment related to the idea of birth Hera > made Hepaestus by herself o Ugly child throw him out of Olympus o Aphrodite birth from the sea and is an example of concealment Athena > have characteristics of her father, a virgin, not a sexual goddess o Zeus got his head to split open that is when Athena came out
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o Athena represents Zeus' wisdom o Goddess of battle strategy o Goddess of war (wisdom) Anu (An= Babylonian sky god) o Gentiles got bitten off his gentiles had 3 powerful gods which continues to produce offspring produced inside kumarbi belly Kumarbi o Tasmisu, Tigris (river), Teshub (storm god) Can't spit out teshub the most powerful Tyaphoeus is a threat to Zeus' overthrownment Ullikummi threatens the gods neither thunder or charms are affective his feet must be cut off by a copper sickle for him to die o Similar to the separation of the Anu's gentiles separation of earth and heaven Tesa + Zeus are sky gods (powerful) in Greek mythology When on high first two words of the poem Apsu (sweet waters) & Tiamat (bitter waters) o Creates a second generation of gods Exists only to be overthrown Tiamat attempts to eat Marduk Tiamat lost, imprisoned and then eaten LECTURE 4 Rhea > seeking retribution against violence (Cronus swallowing her children) o Giving him a rock (as Zeus) Zeus > becomes god when he gives the other gods powers (no more violence acts) Sexuality > seen as dangerous o Clouds peoples perceptions (men) o Aphrodite Disrupts reason Gaia can control> parthenogenesis: virgin birth Hera tries parthenogenesis o Not successful Zeus > also tries parthenogenesis o Successful > gives birth to Athena (from his head) Zeus tries not to marry Metis o Swallows her (she represents cunning intelligence) Take her “into” him Mortality > need new generation to replace because people get older (aging) Female sexuality > posing threat to this order
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