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Uranus
“Father Sky”
Gaia
“Mother Earth”
Descendants of Gaia and Uranus
The Mutilation of Uranus: fresco by Giorgio
Vasari and Cristofano Gherardi, c. 1560
Cronus
overthrows
Uranus
Cronus Pictur...
Botticelli, The Birth of Venus, 1482-1486
Understandably
PARANOID
Peter Paul Reubens, Cronus Devours Poseidon
Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades
defeat Cronus
and the Titans
War of the Titans
• Zeus (Jupiter)
• Poseidon (Neptune)
• Apollo
• Hermes (Mercury)
• Ares (Mars)
• Hephaestus (Vulcan)
• Hera (Juno)
• Athe...
King of the Gods
Known for his many
romantic escapades
Lord of Sky and Thunder
HIGH MAINTENANCE
Causes
earthquakes, storms, a
nd shipwrecks when
ignored
Lord of the Sea
Hades with his hell
hound, Cerberus,
guardian of the gates
of the Underworld
Lord of the Underworld
god of the
sun, prophecy, m
usic, poetry, etc.
Greeks would visit
Apollo’s Oracle
seeking prophecies
about the future.
Photo Credit: Luarvick
Women and Marriage
Sister AND Wife of Zeus
Queen of the Gods
Ambrogio Figino, Io and Zeus
The Parthenon
(Athens)
Patroness of Athens
Wisdom &
Warfare
love, beauty, pleasure and procreation
Carson
picked this!
Botticelli, The Birth of Venus, 1482-1486
Prometheus by Theodoor Rombouts (1597–1637)
Patron of Mankind
Prometheus watches Athena
endow his creation with reason
(painting by Christian Griepenkerl, 1877)
Patron of Mankind
Prometheus tricked
Zeus twice on behalf
of humanity.
Prometheus Tricks Zeus
The Theft of Fire
The Theft of Fire, Christian Griepenkerl
Atlas and Prometheus
facing their respective
punishments from Zeus
Prometheus Being Rescued by Hercules, by Christian Griepenkerl
The First Woman
created by Zeus as a revenge
against Prometheus and men“All Gifts”
HOPE
Somethmes, ht’s all we gave left!
“From her is the race of
women and female kind:
of her is the deadly race
and tribe of women who
live amongst mortal men
t...
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  1. 1. Uranus “Father Sky” Gaia “Mother Earth”
  2. 2. Descendants of Gaia and Uranus
  3. 3. The Mutilation of Uranus: fresco by Giorgio Vasari and Cristofano Gherardi, c. 1560 Cronus overthrows Uranus Cronus Pictured With Sickle
  4. 4. Botticelli, The Birth of Venus, 1482-1486
  5. 5. Understandably PARANOID Peter Paul Reubens, Cronus Devours Poseidon
  6. 6. Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades defeat Cronus and the Titans War of the Titans
  7. 7. • Zeus (Jupiter) • Poseidon (Neptune) • Apollo • Hermes (Mercury) • Ares (Mars) • Hephaestus (Vulcan) • Hera (Juno) • Athena (Minerva) • Aphrodite (Venus) • Artemis (Diana) • Demeter (Ceres) • Hestia (Vesta) Hades (Pluto)
  8. 8. King of the Gods Known for his many romantic escapades Lord of Sky and Thunder
  9. 9. HIGH MAINTENANCE Causes earthquakes, storms, a nd shipwrecks when ignored Lord of the Sea
  10. 10. Hades with his hell hound, Cerberus, guardian of the gates of the Underworld Lord of the Underworld
  11. 11. god of the sun, prophecy, m usic, poetry, etc.
  12. 12. Greeks would visit Apollo’s Oracle seeking prophecies about the future. Photo Credit: Luarvick
  13. 13. Women and Marriage Sister AND Wife of Zeus Queen of the Gods
  14. 14. Ambrogio Figino, Io and Zeus
  15. 15. The Parthenon (Athens) Patroness of Athens Wisdom & Warfare
  16. 16. love, beauty, pleasure and procreation Carson picked this!
  17. 17. Botticelli, The Birth of Venus, 1482-1486
  18. 18. Prometheus by Theodoor Rombouts (1597–1637)
  19. 19. Patron of Mankind Prometheus watches Athena endow his creation with reason (painting by Christian Griepenkerl, 1877)
  20. 20. Patron of Mankind Prometheus tricked Zeus twice on behalf of humanity. Prometheus Tricks Zeus The Theft of Fire
  21. 21. The Theft of Fire, Christian Griepenkerl
  22. 22. Atlas and Prometheus facing their respective punishments from Zeus
  23. 23. Prometheus Being Rescued by Hercules, by Christian Griepenkerl
  24. 24. The First Woman created by Zeus as a revenge against Prometheus and men“All Gifts” HOPE Somethmes, ht’s all we gave left!
  25. 25. “From her is the race of women and female kind: of her is the deadly race and tribe of women who live amongst mortal men to their great trouble, no helpmeets in hateful poverty, but only in wealth.” -- Hesiod (Greek Writer) John William Waterhouse, Pandora (1896) The Ancient Greek View
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