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theogony-hesiodNarrator, 12ith the Heliconian Muses let us start our song.Sources: The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece edited by H.A. Shapiro, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Introduction to HESIOD Theogony, Works and Days by Stephanie NelsonCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.ThunderboltSymbolizes the power of the sky-god ZeusSickleStands for the harvest and fertilityLaurelRepresents the power to create poetry, imparted by the MusesSymbolsClever Titan; tricks Zeus about sacrifices and steals fire for humansPrometheusMain CharactersMother Earth; bears Titans and other deities and gets Kronos to overthrow OuranosGaiaFather Heaven and consort of Gaia; imprisons his own childrenOuranosGod of the sky and supreme ruler of the Olympian gods; overthrows the TitansZeusA farmer from mainland Greece, Hesiod was also likely a rhapsode, or reciter of oral poetry. A rhapsode would travel all over Greece to sing and compete at festivals, helping to preserve history through poetry. Hesiods Theogony features power struggles and serves as a coherent origin story for the ancient Greeks.HESIODC. 700 BCEAuthorThe origin story of creation and the Greek gods, Theogony lists more than 300 gods within its approximately 1,000 lines. Its also the story of why thunderbolt-wielding sky-god Zeus deserves to rule the Greek pantheon after three generations of bitter struggle in the heavens.All Hail Zeus!OVERVIEWZeus tosses the hundred-headed Typhoeus to Tartarus, the underworld.Monster SlayerZeus uses his thunderbolt and teamwork to lead the Olympians against the Titans.Commander-in-ChiefZeus created Olympus as a haven for the gods.Real Estate TycoonAncient GreekOriginal Languagec. 700 BCEYear WrittenHesiodAuthorTheogonyMythologyEpic Poem

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