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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Tricked by Gaia the Theogony does not detail howCronus regurgitated his other five children. Zeus then married his third wife, another Oceanid, Eurynomewho bore the three Charites Graces: These ideas made something like cosmological speculation possible.

Theogony Works and Days Shield of Heracles. 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: The World of Parmenides.

Venusthe Morning Starand the Stars. Then came 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. Von Hesiod bis Parmenides.

Catalog Record: Hesiod’s Theogony | Hathi Trust Digital Library

Hesiod and the Near East. From it appeared the androgynous god Phanesidentified by the Orphics as Eros, who becomes the creator of the world. Cronus threw the severed genitals into the sea, around which foam developed and transformed into the goddess Aphrodite. Medea with the mortal Jasonproduced Mediusthe Nereid Hediod with the mortal Aeacusproduced the hero Phocusthe Nereid Thetiswith Peleus produced the great warrior Achillesand the goddess Aphrodite with the mortal Thdogony produced the Trojan hero Aeneas.


Among the principal Sumerians gods were An, the sky god and the supreme authority; Inanna, the queen of the gods, goddess of sexual love and war; Enlil, ttheogony storm god and one active in earthly events. Next comes the Chimera whose mother is unclear, either Echidna or the Hydra.

Kumarbi then spits out something which probably included the genitals of Anu. Cottus, Briareos, and Gyges. It is not that this gesture is meant to make Hesiod a king.

Their myths covered a variety of topics, including the creation of the world and the creation of mankind. Their second child Thaumasmarried Electra, another Oceanid, and their offspring were Iris Rainbow and the two Harpies: Zeus, with Atlas ‘s daughter Maiaproduced Hermesand with the mortal Alcmeneproduced the hero Heracleswho married Hebe. Pemphredo and Enyoand the three Gorgons: ZephyrusBoreas and NotosEosphoros Dawn-bringer, i.

Greek & Roman Mythology – Hesiod

The world began with the spontaneous generation of four beings: Hesiod was probably influenced by some Near-Eastern traditions, such as the Babylonian Dynasty of Dunnum[6] which were mixed with local traditions, but they are more likely to be lingering traces from the Mycenaean tradition than the result of oriental contacts in Hesiod’s own time.

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Hesiod, impressed by necessity governing the ordering of things, discloses acldwell definite pattern in the genesis and appearance of the gods. His seed produced the universal germ Hiranyagarbhafrom which everything else appeared.


It appears that the order of being was first imaginatively visualized before it was abstractly thought. Pherecydes of Syros 6th century BCbelieved that there were three pre-existent divine principles and called the water also Chaos.

Enuma Elish hediod the great creation epic of the Babylonians. Several Near Eastern cultures have their own religions and creation myths, and the similarities between them and the Theogony are striking.

From Eos and Astraios came the winds: One of the principal components of the Theogony is the presentation of the “Succession Myth”. Zeus, by Gaia’s advice, was elected king of the gods, and he apportioned various honors among the gods.

Catalog Record: Hesiod’s Theogony | Hathi Trust Digital Library

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. The poet declares that it is he, where we might have expected some king instead, upon whom the Muses have bestowed the two gifts of a scepter and an authoritative voice Hesiod, Theogony 30—3which are the visible signs of kingship.

At this point, the text breaks off and becomes difficult to make out, but similarities between this myth and the Theogony are striking. Chrysaor married Callirhoeanother Oceanid, and they produced the three-headed Geryon.