oldest and youngest (born first, but spit out last)
Rhea Cronus = Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, Poseidon, Zeus
virgin goddess (cf. Athena, Artemis)
rejected advances from Poseidon and Apollo
goddess of the hearth and sacred fire
Myths of Creation
lived during the late 8th century BC
anecdote that he rivaled Homer
performed at the funeral games of Amphidamus, who
died during the Battle of the Lelantine Plain in Eretria.
4 works: Theogony, Works and Da
Zeus Consolidation of Power
Zeus frees his siblings
cupbearer of Cronus, emetic served
Titanomachy (Battle with the Titans and Cronus)
machy = battle
Zeus, his siblings (Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, Poseidon), Cyclopes (thunderbolt),
Myth or mythos
Meaning of the word myth
Greek meaning of mythos: word, speech, tale, story
popular speech: derogatory remark lie, misconception
general definition of myth:
Myth seems to be distinguishable from other stories
Myths are traditional stories o
Lecture 5 Poseidon, Sea Deities, Group Divinities, and Monsters
God of the Sea God of Waters (in general)
Cronus Rhea = Hestia, Hera, Demeter, Poseidon, Hades, Zeus
cf. other sea deities
Ge (parthenogenesis) = Pontus (Sea)
Ge Uranus = Oceanus
In Hesiod, the birth of gods and the succession of gods is intertwined.
With so many gods, powers, and forces in the world (which a polytheistic system
supposes), is there an underlying unity or a power that contr
The Iliad Notes
What does Homer emphasize?
The quarrel between Agamemnon and Achilles
Achilles rage & revenge
The consequences of that rage: Achilles gets as much suffering as he gives.
The Iliad is a tragedy
That it questions the heroic code it
Joseph Campbells outline of the heroic journey:
Departure, Adventure, Return (birth, death, resurrection)- or, in more detail
1. Call to Adventure in Ordinary Time
2. May refuse call, but will be drawn in
3. Meeting of Mentor
The Odyssey is Homers epic tale of Odysseus journey home to Ithaca and his
homecoming after the Trojan war.
The term odyssey now means a journey, often a journey of discovery.
Originally it simply meant about Odysseus.
A slight dig
Jason and the Argonauts Notes
Jason, like most heroes, is sent on a quest:
He must capture the golden fleece and return it to Pelias, king of Iolcus.
Pelias will yield his kingship to his nephew Jason
The throne belongs to Jason by r
What is Demeters nature and domain?
Fertility and life, abundance, growth
Introduces agriculture and the production of grain after advent of the seasons
Compassionate mother goddess and a savior to humans (like Mary in Catholic pra
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LIST OF LOCATIONS
MYTHOLOGICAL FIGURES / EVENTS
A. The setting of Euripides Medea, where the
king Creon ruled.
B. A river god whose daughter, Daphne, was
pursued by Apollo.
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Classical Civilization 1550-001 Fall, 2012
Classical Mythology Syllabus
MW 1:25-2:45, OSH WPRA
Dr. Margaret M. Toscano
1421 LNCO, Dept. of Languages and Literature
W 10-11:30 a.m., H 10-11:30 a.m., and by appointment
Review Sheet for Exam #1CL CV 1550Prof. Margaret Toscano
Exam #1 will be on Wednesday/Thursday, Oct. 17/18 (depending on your class
section). You have the whole class period to finish, but make sure you are on timeeven
early! You will not need paper, but