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Greek Mythology



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

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



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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 Pictured With Sickle
  • 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) • Athena (Minerva) • Aphrodite (Venus) • Artemis (Diana) • Demeter (Ceres) • Hestia (Vesta) Hades (Pluto)
  • 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 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