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Greek creation powerpoint

  1. 1. Erika PanganibanErika Panganiban
  2. 2. Ouranos “sky’’ Gaia “Earth” “Love”
  3. 3. Eros made them fall in love.
  4. 4. Frightening offspring were born to them…
  5. 5. Hecatonchires (100-handed monsters) • Briareus the Vigorous • Cottus the Furious • Gyges the Big-Limbed
  6. 6. The Cyclopes Huge beings each with only one eye in the middle of their foreheads. They were great builders and smiths.
  7. 7. The 12 Titans Males • Oceanus • Coeus • Hyperion • Crius • Iapetus • Kronos Females • Tethys • Thia • Themis • Mnemosyne • Phoebe • Rhea
  8. 8. Ouranos and Kronos hated each other and hid his children in dark places of the Earth. Gaia asked for the help of her children to fought for Ouranus. Kronos reached between his parents with the sickle. He grabbed his father and castrated him and threw the severed genitals into the ocean.
  9. 9. Giants Erinves Ash Tree Nymphs From the split bloods of Ouranos came.. From the sea foam where his genitals fell came Aphrodite
  10. 10. Kronos, the new Lord of the Universe, took his sister Rhea for his bride. Gaia and Ouranos both had prophesied that he would be overthrown by a son. To avoid this, Kronos swallowed each of his children as they were born. Rhea carried the last child to Crete and gave Kronos a rock to swallow instead.
  11. 11. The child was Zeus. Zeus conquered Kronos in a great war and rescued his siblings. Zeus ruled the Olympus and married Hera. 1st Version of Creation: Zeus divided the world up: he made his heaven in Mt. Olympus and put the Earth in
  12. 12. He began creating people in the upper world. First Race: Perfect and cast out of gold Never grew old or died Second Race: Created out of silver Extraordinarily vain and beautiful Third Race: “Bronze Race” Create tools and build industries Last Race: Created from iron Grew old and rusted Worked, loved and died Prayed to Gods
  13. 13. 2nd Version of Creation: Zeus furnish Gaia with life and Ouranos with stars. Soon the Earth lacked only two things: man and animals. He summoned his sons Prometheus and Epimetheus to go to Earth and create men and animals and give them each a gift. Epimetheus worked on the animals and used all the gifts.
  14. 14. Continuation.. Prometheus pitied mankind and decided to steal fire from Mt. Olympus. He ordered his son to be chained to a mountain and for a vulture to eat Prometheus’s liver. Zeus saw what was happening. Zeus asked one of his sons, Hephaestus (God of Craftsmen) to make a lovely image out of clay.
  15. 15. The lovely image was called as Pandora. All gods and goddesses gave her a gift. Zeus gave him a box and he ordered her never to open. Zeus also presented her to Epimetheus as a wife.
  16. 16. Because of her too much curiosity, she opened the box. Out of the box flew all he horrors – pain, sickness, envy, greed, suffering, hunger and jealousy. Only one of these gifts was good and this gift was hope.