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  Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Theogony
Theogonies are thus a specialized form of cosmogony.
of pre-Christian oral works--Hesiod's Theogony and the Homeric Hymn to Demeter--both...
It was a continuation of his Theogony in five books, containing accounts of the women who had been loved by the gods and become the mothers of heroes.
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 Theogony
Hesiod's Theogony is our best and earliest evidence for what the ancient Greeks believed about the beginning of the world and its divine governance.
It is a relatively short (1020 lines, in the version that we know) and straightforward account of family relationships and conflicts among the gods, culminating in the reign of Zeus and his establishment of a permanent divine order.
But, underlying the genealogical lists and categorical descriptions of battles, begettings, monsters, nymphs, and remote places, the Theogony is also a complex and powerful statement of the connection between family status and the drive for power.
www.pullins.com /Books/51005Theogony.htm   (489 words)

  
  Theogonies
In hesiod, on the other hand, if Theogony 218-19 is indeed an interpolation, the Keres pursue wrongdoing of men and gods, never ceasing from their anger until they have brought evil to the transgressor; such a role sounds far more like the task usually assigned to the Erinyes.
Theogony 472-73 suggests that Kronos'; overthrow will be in part aided by the Erinus of Ouranos, although Zeus seems to do all the work; line 473 apparently makes the Erinys concerned about Kronos'; treatment of his children, but this is a difficult verse grammatically and may well be an explanatory interpolation.
One final reference of an odd sort comes from the Epimendies Theogony, where the Lion is said to be sprung from (or shaken off by) Selene probably in her role as the moon rather than as a goddess (3B2).
www.granta.demon.co.uk /arsm/jg/theogony.html   (9519 words)

  
  Theogony - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Theogony is a poem by Hesiod describing the origins of the gods of ancient Greek religion.
Hesiod's Theogony is a large-scale synthesis of a vast variety of local Greek traditions concerning the gods, organized as a narrative that tells how they came to be and how they established permanent control over the cosmos.
It is necessary to see the Theogony not as the definitive source of Greek mythology, but rather as a snapshot of a dynamic tradition that happened to crystallize when Hesiod set the myths he knew down to writing - and to remember that the traditions have continued evolving since that time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Theogony   (1814 words)

  
 Greek mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Orpheus, the archetypal poet, was also the archetypal singer of theogonies, which he uses to calm seas and storms in Apollonius' Argonautica, and to move the stony hearts of the underworld gods in his descent to Hades.
Hesiod's Theogony is not only the fullest surviving account of the gods, but also the fullest surviving account of the archaic poet's function, with its long preliminary invocation to the Muses.
After the overthrow of the elder gods by the Olympians, another set of myths tells the story of the birth, struggles and exploits, and eventual ascent into Olympus of one of the younger generation of gods: Apollo, Hermes, Athena, etc. The Homeric Hymns are the oldest source of this kind of story.
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 Theogony - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Theogony is a poem by Hesiod describing the origins of the gods of Greek Mythology.
Although it is often used as a sourcebook for Greek mythology, the Theogony is both more and less than that.
In formal terms it is a hymn invoking Zeus and the Muses: parallel passages between it and the much shorter Homeric Hymn to the Muses make it clear that the Theogony developed out of a tradition of hymnic preludes with which ancient Greek bards would begin their performance at poetic competitions.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Theogony   (361 words)

  
 HELLENIC COSMOGONY-HESIOD
"Theogony" is an Epic which consists of 1022 lines and his author treats the birth and the history of the Greek gods as well as the creation of the Universe.
"Theogony" is a historical narration covering a long era which starts with the appearance of the first men in the mountains, and ends with the post-Zeus epoch.
"Theogony" was a very important work for the ancient Hellenes because it served them as the touchstone which would enable them to check which of the various beliefs about gods were reliable.
www.greece.org /poseidon/work/argonautika/cosmo4.html   (855 words)

  
 Creation
The Theogony begins with Chaos and end with Zeus' reign, and it included the tale of Titanomachia, which is the war between the Titans and the Olympians.
While Cronus and Rhea ruled the world and the Titans, Zeus was living in the Dictaean cave (in Crete), as an infant, long before he received the mighty thunderbolt from the Cyclopes.
Apollonius had only mentioned Zeus as an infant in a cave in Crete, as well as a mention that one day he would wield the thunderbolt, forged by the Cyclopes, like in Hesiod's account.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/creation.html   (7483 words)

  
 Direct Textbooks Price Comparison for ISBN 0192839411: Theogony, Works and Days   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
"Theogony," for those not familiar with the work even by reputation, is the story of the origins and struggles of the gods of Classical Greece.
Although the meter and basic style are those of the Homeric epics, and the gods are mainly the same, many details are different (Zeus is a younger son, not the eldest, for example), and the struggles between various generations are the foreground story, not a long-concluded background to the reign of Zeus.
Do not be misled by the reviewer who says that she "carps" at the Theogony; he is only showing his shock at the notion that someone might have different views from his own.
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 Hesiod: Theogony
"Theogony" means "birth of the gods." This thousand-line poem comes from the end of the 8th century bce.
Most generally it is a hymn to Zeus, king of gods and men, but it encompasses the origin of the world (cosmogony) and of the other gods.
For much more detail concerning the generations of the Greek gods, click
www.wsu.edu /~delahoyd/theogony.html   (586 words)

  
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Centered around his brilliant piano playing and clear voice, Theogony is a diverse mix of popular songs with meaningful lyrics and actual musicianship.
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 Reading Hesiod's Theogony (with Notes and Questions)
If the Theogony is about anything, it is about birth, the "birth of the gods" which is what the title means.
As you read the Theogony, you should be aware that its author, Hesiod, shows a clear bias for the eventual winner of the fathers-sons struggle, the male sky-god Zeus, and a bias for the male against the female.
In other words, it is probable that Hesiod slants or distorts parts of some stories in order to make Zeus and the male powers of brute force look good and to make the female powers focused around the natural cycle of birth and death look bad.
faculty.gvsu.edu /websterm/Hesiod.htm   (2953 words)

  
 Theogony, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
The Theogony describes them first (218) as daughters of Nyx, and later (903) as daughters of Zeus.
When reading Hesiod's Theogony, some have understood that Gaia 'came after Chaos' in the sense that Gaia is the offspring of Chaos, whereas others think she just appeared after Chaos.
Nyx and Erebus remain the undisputed offspring of Chaos.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Theogony.html   (219 words)

  
 The Theogonies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Rhapsodic Theogony is a poetic account of how the gods and the universe came to be.
Theogonies are poems which give an account of the history of the gods and the origin of the world.
The best-known Greek Theogony is that of Hesiod.
www.princeton.edu /~kristit/orphika/theogony.html   (578 words)

  
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 Murrey: Tio/mai in Hesiod's Theogony: Zeus' Revenge on Mortals
In Hesiod's Theogony, the notion of revenge plays a central role not just at the beginning, but throughout the whole poem.
By making this a divine attribute, revenge is no longer solely human, and the guilt that follows revenge can now be ignored by simply explaining it as the will of the gods.
From a consideration of the initial notion of revenge in the words of Gaia (Theogony 164), this paper will explore how divine retribution is spoken about in the poem, and more specifically how it changes from generation to generation of the gods, and finally, how it change when Zeus enacts revenge upon mortals.
www.camws.org /meeting/2005/abstracts2005/murrey.html   (315 words)

  
 ClSt 200 - Hesiod
The underlying concepts of Hesiod's Theogony are not exclusive to Greek myth.
Several Near Eastern cultures have their own religions and creation myths, and the similarities between them and the Theogony are striking.
Similarly, since Hesiod's story tells the tale of Zeus' triumph, we can assume he intended the Theogony to serve not only as a creation myth but also a form of praise and honor to Zeus, the Greek king of the gods.
www.classics.upenn.edu /myth/hesiod/eastern.php   (455 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Theogony, Works and Days (Oxford World's Classics): Books: Hesiod,M. L. West   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
"Theogony," for those not familiar with the work even by reputation, is the story of the origins and struggles of the gods of Classical Greece.
Although the meter and basic style are those of the Homeric epics, and the gods are mainly the same, many details are different (Zeus is a younger son, not the eldest, for example), and the struggles between various generations are the foreground story, not a long-concluded background to the reign of Zeus.
Do not be misled by the reviewer who says that she "carps" at the Theogony; he is only showing his shock at the notion that someone might have different views from his own.
www.amazon.com /Theogony-Works-Oxford-Worlds-Classics/dp/0192839411   (3340 words)

  
 Verbal Patterns in Hesiod's Theogony
Hesiod tells in the prologue to the Theogony how the Muses taught him to sing as he was herding his sheep under the slopes of Mount Helikon.
Such repetition could often, doubtless, be random and meaningless in the hands of a less skillful singer, but when used by an organizing and classifying mind such as that of Hesiod, it contributes greatly to the overall organization of the poem.
Not only is the Theogony a chronicle of the birth of the gods but it is also the story of how they acquired their positions in the divine hierarchy.
www.minervaclassics.com /verbal.htm   (6160 words)

  
 Reading Hesiod's Theogony (with Notes and Questions)
In other words, it is probable that Hesiod slants or distorts parts of some stories in order to make Zeus and the male powers of brute force look good and to make some of the female powers focused around the natural cycle of birth and death look bad.
Perhaps it is this death aspect of the goddess that the male forces in the Theogony find horrible and monstrous.
Note that Zeus' mating and engendering is extended to the other gods and goddesses in the final section (86-90) of the poem.
faculty.gvsu.edu /websterm/Hesiod2.htm   (3026 words)

  
 Hesiod, Theogony Background 3
But in the Theogony narrative, "mortal men" are simply present at Mekone, at line 536, in the story of Prometheus' attempted deception of Zeus.
In ancient Greek culture generally, interest centered, not on the origins of the human race, but on local genealogies, through which peoples of various regions associated themselves with one or another of the heroes who were born from the unions of goddesses with mortal men.
These unions are referenced in the very last lines of the Theogony (1027-28), where the poem as we have it breaks off just as another poem is about to begin (lines 1029-30).
mkatz.web.wesleyan.edu /wescourses/2003s/cciv110/01/draft/Background/background.theogony3.html   (1620 words)

  
 Powell's Books - Hesiod: Theogony, Works and Days, Shield by Hesoid/athanassakis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In the case of the Shield, (which is now disputed as to authorship), he has made a slightly freer translation to accommodate its structure and tempo.
Hesiod belongs to the transitional period in Greek civilization between the oral tradition and the introduction of a written alphabet.
The Theogony traces the origins of the Greek gods and recounts the events surrounding the crowning of Zeus as their king.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=1-0801879841-0   (410 words)

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