TITANIC UN MITO CONTEMPORÁNEOThe Titanic was at the time, the greatest work of maritime and human engineering.With this ship man tried to outdo previous records of size, space, speed, luxury,etc. in a bid to challenge excede all expectations.
TITANIC UN MITO CONTEMPORÁNEOIn this way it’s sinking has been considered by many as a punishment for human pride.Therefore it has become like a modern day moral story.
TITANIC UN MITO CONTEMPORÁNEOA myth is a story, often supernatural, which is part ofthe history of a civilization, one of its purposes is toteach a moral.
TITANIC UN MITO CONTEMPORÁNEOThe name "Titanic“ originally alluded to its size and power. However, its shipwreckon its maiden voyage was an echo of the fate of the Titans in Greek mythology. “Mutilación de Urano por Saturno”; Vasari y Gherardi, 1540
TITANIC UN MITO CONTEMPORÁNEOThe war of the Titans is a mythological story which describes the fight betweenZeus and the Titans for control of the world, which lasted ten years.The result wasthat the Titans were banished from heaven and condemned to live in the depths ofthe earth.
TITANIC UN MITO CONTEMPORÁNEOWhat a parallel! That in its bid to break records, this monster of human ingenuityended up at the bottom of the sea.
TITANIC UN MITO CONTEMPORÁNEODo you want to know more about the original myth?
TITANIC UN MITO CONTEMPORÁNEOThe Titans appeared for the first time in Hesíodo’s Teogonía ( 7C BC) where henames and describes the Titans and tells the story of The War of the Titanswhich they are famous for nowadays. (verse 617-819).
TITANIC UN MITO CONTEMPORÁNEOIn the Cosmogony(creation of theuniverse) we cansee how theuniverse wascreated. Differentnatural phenomena(Day, Night,Ocean, Sun, etc.)are personified bydeities andorganized in adynasticgenealogy.
TITANIC UN MITO CONTEMPORÁNEO The first generation of TitansThe original Titans were the 12 children of Uranus and Gaea. They are the siblings ofthe Hecatonchires and the Cyclopses. The first 12 children were six male Titans andsix female Titanesses. Uranus with the zodiac; Roman mosaic, S III B.C. Glyptothek Museum, Munich
TITANIC UN MITO CONTEMPORÁNEOOceanus, the river that encircled the world. TITANSCéos, Titan of intelligence.Créos, god of flocks and herds.Hipérion, the astral fire.Iápeto, Atlas, Prometeo and Epimeteo’s father (creator of the human race).Cronos, who dethroned Uranus and was the King of the Gods.
TITANIC UN MITO CONTEMPORÁNEOFebe, the one in the golden crown.Mnemosine, personification of memory and mother of the Muses by Zeus.Rea, The Queen of the Gods with Cronos.Témis, the embodiment of the divine order, of laws and customs. TITANESSESTétis, The Goddess of the seaTéia, The Goddess of sight.
TITANICUN MITO CONTEMPORÁNEO The first generation of Titans The three Cyclopses (Argés, Brontés and Esteropes), brothers of the Titans and the Hecatonchiros, were giants with only one eye on their forehead, they were cruel and serious in nature; but good craftsmen. They lived high up in the mountains and had a fire which was always lit, they forged their weapons and armour in a huge volcano.
TITANIC UN MITO CONTEMPORÁNEO The first generation of TitansThe Hecatonchires (thecentimanos), and (Coto,Briareo and Giges) as wellas the Titans’ brothers andcyclopses, are the othersupernatural beings whowere giants with 100 arms.They had a force sopowerful that they wereable to throw mountainslike rocks and shake theplanet.“La nereida Thetis y Briareo, el de 100 manos”; John Flaxman (1755 – 1826)
TITANICUN MITO CONTEMPORÁNEOThe second generation of Titans Marriage between family members was common in Greek mythology and some Titans and Titanesses married and produced The second generation of Titans
TITANIC UN MITO CONTEMPORÁNEOThe second generation of TitansCronos and Rea formed the most important couple of the secondgeneration, as they were both Kings and Gods and had sixchildren: Hestia, Goddess of the hearth. Hera, the Goddess Queen of Olympus. Hades, God of the Underworld Demeter, Goddess of farming Poseidon, God of the oceans. Zeus, Supreme God, father of the Gods of Olympus.Infact Zeus himself is a Titan.
TITANIC UN MITO CONTEMPORÁNEO. The War of the Titans was led by the father Cronos, who challenged the supreme reigning power of his brother Zeus and other Olympian Gods, the Hecantochiros and the Cyclopses. La caída de los Titanes; Peter Paul Rubens, 1636-1637
TITANIC UN MITO CONTEMPORÁNEOAll.these omnipotentbeings engaged ina huge fight, soterrible that thelosers had apunishment fittingwith the scale of war;the Titans werebanished toTartarus in thecustody of theHecantochiros La caída de los Titanes; Cornelis van Haarlem, 1588
TITANIC UN MITO CONTEMPORÁNEOExplanation of themythThe Titans are giantswho represent theforces of nature and theelements withoutrestriction.Contrastingly theOlympic Godsrepresent more refinedGods which the moreprimitive Gods giveinto.
TITANIC UN MITO CONTEMPORÁNEOWith this mythological reference how could the Titanic not have a grand and dramatic ending? Thetransatlantic passenger´s agonizing struggle took place throughout a long and dark night.It would seem that the boat´s destiny had already been written by Hesodio 2,700 years before the disastertook place.
TITANIC UN MITO CONTEMPORÁNEOSince the fateful night of it´s shipwreck, the Titanic hasbeen a mausoleum of human pride: an example ofdivine punishmentYes, the gods imposed on the RMS TITANIC the punishment of theTitans: "You will lie on the seabed, where nobody can admire your beautiful shell, your huge dimensions, your feats of engineering, your luxurious spaces..."