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    Edith Hamilton’s Mythology Part 1: The Gods Edith Hamilton’s Mythology Part 1: The Gods Presentation Transcript

    • Edith Hamilton’s MythologyPart I: The Gods
      English I Honors
      Mrs. Pilgreen
    • The Gods
      Gods did not create the universe
      Heaven & Earth were formed (first parents)
      Gaea & Uranus
      Their children were the Titans
      Titans were parents of the gods
    • The Titans
      Cronus (Saturn)
      Father of Zeus
      Rhea (mother of Zeus)
      Ocean
      Hyperion
      Atlas
      Prometheus
      They were all very large
      & very strong
    • Mt. Olympus
      Place of perfect peace
      Not the same as Heaven
      Where the 12 Olympians live
      Eat ambrosia
      Drink nectar
    • Zeus (Jupiter)
      Pronounced: zoos
      Lord of the Sky
      Rain-God & Cloud-gatherer
      Wields the Thunderbolt
      Bird-eagle
      Tree-oak
      Married to Hera, but had
      Many affairs
    • Zeus (Jupiter)
      His shield is the aegis
      He is neither omnipotent (all-powerful) or omniscient (all-knowing)
      He is often tricked
      Father of many children
    • Hera (Juno)
      Wife & Sister of Zeus
      Goddess of Marriage
      Often punishing Zeus’s mistresses
      Bird-peacock
      Animal-cow
    • Poseidon
      Brother of Zeus
      Lord of the Sea
      “Earth-Shaker”
      Violent temper
      Trident: 3-pronged spear
      Created horses
    • Hades (Pluto)
      King of the Dead, but Death himself
      Ruled the Underworld
      God of Wealth
      Helmet of Invisibility
    • Athena (Minerva)
      Goddess of Justified War & Wisdom
      Daughter of Zeus alone
      Sprang from his head wearing armor
      Protector of city life
      Goddess of handicrafts (weaving)
      “gray-eyed”
      Carries the aegis for Zeus
      Bird-owl
      Tree-olive
      City-Athens
    • Apollo
      Son of Zeus
      “Most Greek” of the gods
      God of music, poetry, light, truth, medicine
      Plays the lyre
      Oracle at Delphi
      Sun god
    • Artemis (Diana)
      Twin sister of Apollo
      Virgin goddess
      Goddess of the hunt
      “protectress of dewy youth”
      Goddess of the moon
      Silver arrows
      Animal-deer
    • Aphrodite (Venus)
      Goddess of Love & Beauty
      Born from sea foam
      Laughter-loving goddess
      Married to Hephaestus (ugly & lame god)
      Bird-dove
    • Hermes (Mercury)
      Messenger of the gods
      Winged sandals & hat
      Caduceus: magic wand
      Shrewd & cunning (trickster)
      Master Thief
      Created the lyre & gave it to Apollo
      Guide of the dead
    • Ares (Mars)
      God of War
      Son of Zeus & Hera (both hate him)
      Adulteress relationship with Aphrodite
      Bird-vulture
      Animal-dog
    • Hephaestus (Vulcan)
      God of Fire
      Ugly & lame god
      Hera or Zeus threw him down Mt. Olympus
      Makes armor for the gods
      His forge is under a volcano
    • Hestia (Vesta)
      Virgin goddess, along with Artemis & Athena
      Goddess of the Hearth & Home
      Every city had a hearth sacred to Hestia, where the fire was never allowed to go out
      Meals began & ended with an offering to her