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GreekMythologyWeek 6Eng 107 / CC Eng 2
• "Myths of origin" or "creationmyths" represent an attemptto render the universecomprehensible in humanterms and explain ...
The GreekCreationMyth
• It begins with Chaos, ayawning nothingness.• Out of the voidemerged Gaia (theEarth) and some otherprimary divinebeings: ...
• Without male assistance, Gaiagave birth to Uranus (the Sky)who then fertilized her. From thatunion were born first the T...
• .They were followed bythe one-eyedCyclopes andthe Hecatonchires orHundred-Handed Ones,who were both throwninto Tartarus ...
• Cronus ("the wily, youngestand most terribleof Gaias children”), wasconvinced by Gaia tocastrate his father. He didthis,...
Cronus vsZeus:How it all started
• The life of the Greek gods was not “madein heaven.”• They, too, have their equal share of warsand battles.The Story of t...
Olympic GodsOlympic Gods
GREEK NAME- ZeusDOMAIN- supremegod of Romanpantheon; god ofthunder & skySYMBOLS- eagle,thunderbolt, bull,& oak
GREEK NAMEGREEK NAME PoseidonDOMAINDOMAIN god of the Sea, horses, & earthquakesSYMBOLSSYMBOLS trident, dolphins, fresh wat...
GREEK NAMEGREEK NAME HadesDOMAINDOMAIN God of theUnderworld; judge of thedeadSYMBOLSSYMBOLS scepter,helm of darkness,Cereb...
----HESTIA ----DOMAINgoddess ofhearth,home, &familyGREEK NAMEHestiaSYMBOLSsacred fire,plainwoodenthrone
• GREEK NAMEHera• DOMAINGoddess ofwomen &marriage; Queenof the gods• SYMBOLSpeacock, cow,pomegranateHERA
ARESGREEK NAME-AresDOMAIN- God ofwarfare &bloodshedSYMBOLS-Vulture, burningtorch, spear
ATHENA• GREEK NAME– Athena• DOMAIN– goddess of wisdom, warfare,medicine, & crafts• SYMBOL– owl
GREEK NAMEGREEK NAMEApolloDOMAINDOMAINgod of the sun, truth, prophecy, archery, theartsSMYBOLSSMYBOLSLyre, bow & arrow, su...
APHRODITEgreek name |Aphroditedomain | goddess oflove & beautysymbols | myrtles,doves, sparrows,swans,
HERMESgreek name | Hermesdomain | Messenger Godof commerce, athletics,travelerssymbols | winged sandals,caduceus, petasus ...
• Greek name– Demeter• Domain– Goddess of grain, fertility• Attributes– torch, corn, wheat
• GREEK NAMEHephaestus• DOMAINgod of fire,volcanoes,blacksmiths,craftsmen,metallurgy• SYMBOLShammer, anvil,tongs, fire
•The Gods•The Goddesses
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  1. 1. GreekMythologyWeek 6Eng 107 / CC Eng 2
  2. 2. • "Myths of origin" or "creationmyths" represent an attemptto render the universecomprehensible in humanterms and explain the originof the world.• The most widely acceptedversion at the time, althougha philosophical account of thebeginning of things, isreported by Hesiod, inhis Theogony.
  3. 3. The GreekCreationMyth
  4. 4. • It begins with Chaos, ayawning nothingness.• Out of the voidemerged Gaia (theEarth) and some otherprimary divinebeings: Eros (Love),the Abyss (the Tartarus), and the Erebus.
  5. 5. • Without male assistance, Gaiagave birth to Uranus (the Sky)who then fertilized her. From thatunion were born first the Titans—six males:Coeus, Crius, Cronus, Hyperion,Iapetus, and Oceanus;and six females:Mnemosyne, Phoebe, Rhea, Theia, Themis, and Tethys. AfterCronus was born, Gaia andUranus decreed no more Titanswere to be born.
  6. 6. • .They were followed bythe one-eyedCyclopes andthe Hecatonchires orHundred-Handed Ones,who were both throwninto Tartarus by Uranus.This made Gaia furious.
  7. 7. • Cronus ("the wily, youngestand most terribleof Gaias children”), wasconvinced by Gaia tocastrate his father. He didthis, and became the rulerof the Titans with his sister-wife Rhea as his consort,and the other Titansbecame his court.
  8. 8. Cronus vsZeus:How it all started
  9. 9. • The life of the Greek gods was not “madein heaven.”• They, too, have their equal share of warsand battles.The Story of the Gods and the Titans
  10. 10. Olympic GodsOlympic Gods
  11. 11. GREEK NAME- ZeusDOMAIN- supremegod of Romanpantheon; god ofthunder & skySYMBOLS- eagle,thunderbolt, bull,& oak
  12. 12. GREEK NAMEGREEK NAME PoseidonDOMAINDOMAIN god of the Sea, horses, & earthquakesSYMBOLSSYMBOLS trident, dolphins, fresh water, horses
  13. 13. GREEK NAMEGREEK NAME HadesDOMAINDOMAIN God of theUnderworld; judge of thedeadSYMBOLSSYMBOLS scepter,helm of darkness,Cerebrus
  14. 14. ----HESTIA ----DOMAINgoddess ofhearth,home, &familyGREEK NAMEHestiaSYMBOLSsacred fire,plainwoodenthrone
  15. 15. • GREEK NAMEHera• DOMAINGoddess ofwomen &marriage; Queenof the gods• SYMBOLSpeacock, cow,pomegranateHERA
  16. 16. ARESGREEK NAME-AresDOMAIN- God ofwarfare &bloodshedSYMBOLS-Vulture, burningtorch, spear
  17. 17. ATHENA• GREEK NAME– Athena• DOMAIN– goddess of wisdom, warfare,medicine, & crafts• SYMBOL– owl
  18. 18. GREEK NAMEGREEK NAMEApolloDOMAINDOMAINgod of the sun, truth, prophecy, archery, theartsSMYBOLSSMYBOLSLyre, bow & arrow, sun, swans
  19. 19. APHRODITEgreek name |Aphroditedomain | goddess oflove & beautysymbols | myrtles,doves, sparrows,swans,
  20. 20. HERMESgreek name | Hermesdomain | Messenger Godof commerce, athletics,travelerssymbols | winged sandals,caduceus, petasus [wingedhat]
  21. 21. • Greek name– Demeter• Domain– Goddess of grain, fertility• Attributes– torch, corn, wheat
  22. 22. • GREEK NAMEHephaestus• DOMAINgod of fire,volcanoes,blacksmiths,craftsmen,metallurgy• SYMBOLShammer, anvil,tongs, fire
  23. 23. •The Gods•The Goddesses
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