History Literature / Theogony

15th Apr '18 7:58:09 PM karstovich2
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-->''é toi men prótista Cháos génet'...''[[note]]Verily, at the beginning, Chaos came to be...[[/note]]
1st Jan '18 6:06:46 AM StFan
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As the Muses taught Creator/{{Hesiod}}, in the beginning there was Chaos - and indeed, this is one of the [[WorldOfChaos most chaotic]] texts in the world's literary canon. Written most probably circa 700 BCE in classical epic dactylic hexameter, it is mainly a genealogical treatise with not a few elements of theological gossip about which god slept with whom and who was born as a result. 'Theogony' means 'The Origin of Gods', and it is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Presenting the whole divine family on one genealogical tree is [[http://www.theoi.com/TreeHesiod.html almost]] impossible, but the Greeks apparently had little problems with memorizing all the details, as numerous stories from Greek mythology are perfectly consistent with the version of events described in ''Theogony'' (though, to complicate things even more, there is also a rival version written by Pseudo-Apollodorus, known as ''The Library'').

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As the Muses taught Creator/{{Hesiod}}, in the beginning there was Chaos - -- and indeed, this is one of the [[WorldOfChaos most chaotic]] texts in the world's literary canon. Written most probably circa 700 BCE in classical epic dactylic hexameter, it is mainly a genealogical treatise with not a few elements of theological gossip about which god slept with whom and who was born as a result. 'Theogony' "''Theogony''" means 'The "The Origin of Gods', Gods", and it is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Presenting the whole divine family on one genealogical tree is [[http://www.theoi.com/TreeHesiod.html almost]] impossible, but the Greeks apparently had little problems with memorizing all the details, as numerous stories from Greek mythology are perfectly consistent with the version of events described in ''Theogony'' (though, to complicate things even more, there is also a rival version written by Pseudo-Apollodorus, known as ''The Library'').



!! ''Theogony'' exemplifies:

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!! ''Theogony'' exemplifies:
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17th Sep '16 7:13:26 AM narm00
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* ApronMatron: Gaia. She even gave birth to one of her children ([[MixAndMatchCritter Typhoeus]]) only to revenge the previous ones on their father, who thrusted them down into Tartarus. Tartarus himself was the father of Typhoeus, which makes it even more weird.

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* ApronMatron: Gaia. She even gave birth to one of her children ([[MixAndMatchCritter Typhoeus]]) only to revenge the previous ones on their father, who thrusted thrust them down into Tartarus. Tartarus himself was the father of Typhoeus, which makes it even more weird.



* GenderRarityValue: There is much more females than males in the text - mainly because of the [[OneGenderRace water nymphs and wood nymphs]], but the tendency to group goddesses and even monsters into [[SameSexTriplets sets of three]] is also a relevant factor.

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* GenderRarityValue: There is much are many more females than males in the text - mainly because of the [[OneGenderRace water nymphs and wood nymphs]], but the tendency to group goddesses and even monsters into [[SameSexTriplets sets of three]] is also a relevant factor.



* OneSteveLimit: There a couple of aversions in the text.
** There are two Thalia both daughters of Zeus: one of the Muses and one of the Charites.

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* OneSteveLimit: There are a couple of aversions in the text.
** There are two Thalia Thalia, both daughters of Zeus: one of the Muses and one of the Charites.



* ParentalIncest: Gaia and Ouranos, initiating the whole divine dynasty which shaped the imagination of the people who were the cradle of our civilization. 'Nuff said.

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* ParentalIncest: Gaia and Ouranos, initiating the whole divine dynasty which shaped the imagination of the people who were the cradle of our Western civilization. 'Nuff said.said.
* PaterFamilicide: Cronos swallowed alive as many as five of his children.



* PaterFamilicide: Cronos swallowed alive as many as five of his children.
8th Jun '16 10:59:08 AM Morgenthaler
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As the Muses taught {{Hesiod}}, in the beginning there was Chaos - and indeed, this is one of the [[WorldOfChaos most chaotic]] texts in the world's literary canon. Written most probably circa 700 BCE in classical epic dactylic hexameter, it is mainly a genealogical treatise with not a few elements of theological gossip about which god slept with whom and who was born as a result. 'Theogony' means 'The Origin of Gods', and it is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Presenting the whole divine family on one genealogical tree is [[http://www.theoi.com/TreeHesiod.html almost]] impossible, but the Greeks apparently had little problems with memorizing all the details, as numerous stories from Greek mythology are perfectly consistent with the version of events described in ''Theogony'' (though, to complicate things even more, there is also a rival version written by Pseudo-Apollodorus, known as ''The Library'').

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As the Muses taught {{Hesiod}}, Creator/{{Hesiod}}, in the beginning there was Chaos - and indeed, this is one of the [[WorldOfChaos most chaotic]] texts in the world's literary canon. Written most probably circa 700 BCE in classical epic dactylic hexameter, it is mainly a genealogical treatise with not a few elements of theological gossip about which god slept with whom and who was born as a result. 'Theogony' means 'The Origin of Gods', and it is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Presenting the whole divine family on one genealogical tree is [[http://www.theoi.com/TreeHesiod.html almost]] impossible, but the Greeks apparently had little problems with memorizing all the details, as numerous stories from Greek mythology are perfectly consistent with the version of events described in ''Theogony'' (though, to complicate things even more, there is also a rival version written by Pseudo-Apollodorus, known as ''The Library'').
6th May '16 7:45:47 AM Silverblade2
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* MultipleChoicePast: The Theogony contradict itself on some occasions (possibly because of textual corruption). Are the Moiria the daughters of Nyx alone or of Zeus and Themis? Is Athena the daughter of Zeus and Metis or is she born to Zeus without mother?

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* MultipleChoicePast: The Theogony contradict contradicts itself on some occasions (possibly because of textual corruption). Are the Moiria the daughters of Nyx alone or of Zeus and Themis? Is Athena the daughter of Zeus and Metis or is she born to Zeus without mother?



* OneSteveLimit:

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* OneSteveLimit:OneSteveLimit: There a couple of aversions in the text.
30th Apr '16 4:22:56 AM Silverblade2
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---> '''Hephaestus'''

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---> produced parthenogenetically: '''Hephaestus'''



---> with Nereid Amphitrite: Trito

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---> with Nereid Amphitrite: TritoTriton
---> with mortal Medusa: Chrysaor and Pegasus.



*** with an Oceanid nymph produces: the Nereid nymphs

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*** with an Oceanid nymph Doris produces: the Nereid nymphs



*** with an Oceanid nymph produces: Iris (Rainbow) and two Harpies

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*** with an Oceanid nymph Electra produces: Iris (Rainbow) and two Harpies



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters.

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* %%* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters.



* MultipleChoicePast: The Theogony contradict itself on some occasions (possibly because of textual corruption). Are the Moiria the daughters of Nyx or of Zeus and Themis? Is Athena the daughter of Zeus and Metis or is she born to Zeus without mother?

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* MultipleChoicePast: The Theogony contradict itself on some occasions (possibly because of textual corruption). Are the Moiria the daughters of Nyx alone or of Zeus and Themis? Is Athena the daughter of Zeus and Metis or is she born to Zeus without mother?



* OneSteveLimit:
** There are two Thalia both daughters of Zeus: one of the Muses and one of the Charites.
** There are two Doris: one of the Oceanid and wife of Nereus and one of the Nereid and daughter of the first.
** There are two Urania: one of the Muses and and one of the Oceanid.
** Titaness Thetys and Nereid Thetis (better known as Achilles' mother) have similar names.



* SealedCastInAMultipack: OlderThanFeudalism: The myth of PandorasBox.



* TangledFamilyTree: And how.

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* %%* TangledFamilyTree: And how.
30th Apr '16 4:03:13 AM Silverblade2
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---> '''Hephaestus'''



---> with Nereid Amphitrite: Trito



---> with Oceanid Metis produced '''Athena'''

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---> with Oceanid Metis produced produced: '''Athena'''



---> with Oceanid Eurynome: Charites (Graces): Aglaea, Euphrosyne and Thalia



---> with his sister Hera produced: Hebe, '''Ares''', Enyo, '''Hephaestus''', and Eileithyia
---> with a Pleiad nymph produced: '''Hermes'''

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---> with his sister Hera produced: Hebe, '''Ares''', Enyo, '''Hephaestus''', and Eileithyia
---> with a Pleiad nymph Maia produced: '''Hermes'''
19th Mar '16 1:46:28 PM LordGro
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Added DiffLines:

* TheWeirdSisters: There are three Moirai or goddesses of fate: Clotho ("spinner") spins the thread of life at the birth of a human being, Lachesis ("allotter") measures it, and Atropos ("inevitable"), also called Aisa ("destiny"), cuts it when life is at its end. The notion of three Moirai was codified by ''Theogony''; in traditions predating Creator/{{Hesiod}} there are two Moirai or only one Moira.
1st Jan '16 5:33:44 PM jormis29
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* SealedCastInAMultipack: OlderThanFeudalism: The myth of Pandora's Box.

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* SealedCastInAMultipack: OlderThanFeudalism: The myth of Pandora's Box.PandorasBox.
11th Aug '15 1:03:51 PM Silverblade2
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* MultipleChoicePast: The Theogony contradict itself on some occasions (possibly because of textual corruption). Are the Moiria the daughters of Nyx or of Zeus and Themis? Is Athena the daughter of Zeus and Metis or is she born to Zeus without mother?



* [[PaterFamilicide Pater Familiphagia]]: Cronos swallowed alive as many as five of his children.

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* [[PaterFamilicide Pater Familiphagia]]: PaterFamilicide: Cronos swallowed alive as many as five of his children.
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