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An introduction to Greek mythology for students of World History, Literature, or Western Civilization

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Greek Mythology

  1. 1. Some rights reserved by dvnamosquito ANCIENT GREEK HQLO: GY
  2. 2. IN THE BEGINNING. .. ”Father Sky” r ” .0.}t, h;€. r., E.aIt L” ‘ 1
  3. 3. THE TITANS Descendants of Gaia and Uranus
  4. 4. Cro u Pictured * it IT - Tii/ Tth 5:57.? If The Mutilation of Uranus: fresco by Giorgio Vasari and Cristofano Gherardi, c. 1560
  5. 5. Botticelli, The Birth of Venus, 1482-1486
  6. 6. Understandably I I PARANOID ,9 Peter Paul Reubens, Cronus Devours Poseidon J , ~ ’— -I? ‘V -7,--i§T TE‘; ta -‘
  7. 7. TITAN OM ACH War of the Titans ZEUS POSEIDON HADES defeat Cronus and the Titans
  8. 8. THE OLYMPIANS
  9. 9. T H d T? 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)
  10. 10. ZEUS Lord of Sky and Thunder King of the Gods Known for his many romantic escapades
  11. 11. TRIDENT Lord of the Sea HIGH MAINTENANCE A ‘W7; Causes earthquakes, storms, and _ shipwrecks when ’ ignored ~' A Du»
  12. 12. a . ,.a‘-/ aI-—4'~” Lord of the Underworld Hades with his hell hound, Cerlaertts, guardian of the gates of the Underworld
  13. 13. APOLLO god of the sun, prophecy, music, poetry, etc.
  14. 14. tT_; fi-‘§T”‘ Greeks would visit Apollofs , Oracleiseekingprophecies It . about the future. as r _ ~' ‘ g , . - ‘T "- . ’ “' _ . <47 -0; ‘ , . —— l - “ —, _ _ _ -, ‘- . . . _/ '. . H _‘f‘_<- — 9. ‘,1, . l_ . r‘ K _ . . ~ v», ., _ ‘ ‘I _ . ,. , ‘ I ' T ; '5“ , _ ’_ . fl5hotoCredAit:
  15. 15. H E , 4.4. Queen of the Gods ' Women and Marriage Sister AND Wife of Zeus
  16. 16. Ambrogio" I I. ’ fno, lo and Zeus . ,.l
  17. 17. ATHENA Patroness of Athens Wisdom & Warfare s ‘W’ I I he Part (Athens)
  18. 18. THE PARTHENON Parthenos = V’ I rgin
  19. 19. THE NASHVILLE A PARTHENON Some rights reserved by Serge Melki
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  21. 21. A PH RODITE love, beauty, pleasure and procreation Carson picked this!
  22. 22. 4‘ . ‘§ ~( 3 k “r Mm‘ €. §
  23. 23. Prometheus by Theodoor Rombouts (1597-1637)
  24. 24. ~ . _. x », ' > . »_ . . '. ' . » ,1 V _/ x , .a' - / A ) r I ’/ ,l, _ “ / , I‘ 4, , . I 1 . ;, _ -’ x ‘ - 1 « ' . M1‘ I -' . r 4I'r; . ' ( f ’_ '7 1! ‘. . in-4" '~ ' Y e ", _“_ T‘: .. . »‘ I j. '__, : __« 9. 1 r. T , . f , '_ _, | _ av; ,. . _'. _ T -. . . ‘ . ' . I-. '»‘ '1 _ _Lna'. .- Prometheus watches Athena kt». endow his creation with reason f: T,[‘ (painting by Christian Griepenkerl, 1877) ‘ ‘ . .—-‘p: j—-. ,___, .—--. ~ -—. __/ Ear. . <. , U , ._. -._. ._. ___: __. .., Z.t, _. .r V. 9'44.-1"
  25. 25. PROMETHEUS Patron of Mankind Prometheus Tricks Zeus Prometheus tricked Zeus twice on behalf of humanity.
  26. 26. The Theft of Fire, Christian Griepenkerl
  27. 27. __. __. ___. __: __. ... . 'F-"'~'¢’}"~il", - . ‘>1’ Atlas and Prometheus facing their respective / l punishments from Zeus
  28. 28. <_- -3. RECUED Prometheus Being Rescued by Hercules, by Christian Griepenkerl
  29. 29. PPOi%/ MET I-TIEUS EPIM. ET1[-UEJJS AND PANDORA r, aV“ 5. t , »"", " ‘ ; 1 . /‘- —‘L__ "‘. r» 1 1_ _ Re. I V’ -- Prometheus to Epimetheus 13*}
  30. 30. P D A The First Woman created by Zeus as a revenge “A II Gifts ” against Prometheus and men
  31. 31. The Ancient Greek View “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 (G reek Writer) John William Waterhouse, Pandora (1 896)
  32. 32. t, _ ii _. ‘Pnl. i.c= I.t1, #3 I. I.Em. r1r’1fm: ., c_1_rr_(_L ',1:~. _.-it

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