The Theogony is a poem by Hesiod (8th – 7th century BC) describing the origins and Caldwell, Richard, Hesiod’s Theogony, Focus Publishing/R. Pullins. Results 1 – 12 of 12 Hesiod’s Theogony by Caldwell, Richard S. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Get this from a library! Hesiod’s Theogony. [Hesiod.; Richard S Caldwell] — Hesiod’s straightforward account of family conflict among the gods is the best and .

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Zeus married seven wives. Meanwhile, Nyx Night alone produced children: The first god of heaven, Alalu, is overthrown by Anu, who assumes his role. Then theogon Gaia EarthTartarus the cave-like space under the earth; the later-born Erebus is the darkness in this spaceand Eros representing sexual desire – the urge to reproduce – instead of the emotion of love as is the common misconception.

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After Uranus’s castration, Gaia mated with her son Pontus Sea producing a descendent line consisting primarily of sea deities, sea nymphs, and hybrid monsters.

Zeus, by Gaia’s advice, was elected king of the gods, and he apportioned various honors among the gods. Gaia also mated with Tartarus to produce Typhon[48] whom Echidna married, producing several monstrous descendants. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Zeus impregnated Metis then swallowed her, later Zeus himself gave birth to Athena “from his head” theogonyy The Theogonyafter listing the offspring of the Titan Iapetus and the Oceanid Clymeneas AtlasMenoitiosPrometheushesikd Epimetheusand telling briefly what happened to each, tells the story of Prometheus.


In the Vedic cosmology the universe is created from nothing by the great heat. Zeus with his thunderbolts was quickly victorious, and Typhon was also imprisoned in Tartarus.

His seed produced the universal germ Hiranyagarbhafrom which everything else appeared. Enuma Elish is the great creation epic of the Babylonians. Der Ursprung der griechischen Philosophie. From it appeared the androgynous god Phanesidentified by the Orphics as Eros, who becomes the creator of the world. Kumarbi then spits out something which probably included the genitals of Anu.

Muslim history Jerusalem Muslim presence in the Iberian Peninsula. Thales 7th — 6th century BCthe first Greek philosopher, claimed that the first principle of all things is water.

It appears that the order of being was first imaginatively visualized before it was abstractly thought. Zeus’ seventh and final wife was his sister Herathe mother by Zeus of HebeAresand Eileithyia. Zeus then married his third wife, another Oceanid, Eurynomewho bore the three Charites Graces: But in punishment for this trick, an angry Zeus decided to deny mankind the use of fire.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. When Cronus castrated Uranus, from Uranus’ blood which splattered onto the earth, came the Erinyes Furiesthe Giantsand the Meliai. Pemphredo and Enyoand the three Gorgons: Uranus mated with Gaia, and she gave birth to the twelve Titans: Although it is often used as a sourcebook for Greek mythology[4] the Theogony is both more and less than that. Retrieved from ” https: In the Theogonythe origin arche is Chaosa divine primordial condition, and there are the roots and the ends of the earth, sky, sea, and Tartarus.


Tricked by Gaia the Theogony does not detail howThdogony regurgitated his other five children. The translations of the names used here follow Caldwell, p. Norse mythology also describes Ginnungagap as the primordial abyss from which sprang the first living creatures, including hesios giant Ymir whose body eventually became the world, whose blood became the seas, and so on; another version describes the origin of the world as a result of the fiery and cold parts of Hel colliding.

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.

Uranus and Gaia prophesied to him that one of his children would overthrow him, so when he married Rhea, he made sure to swallow each of the children she birthed: Zeus cast the fury of his thunderbolts at the Titans, defeating them and throwing them into Tartarus. Gaia and Pontus’ third and fourth children, Phorcys and Cetomarried each other and produced the two Graiae: