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Chaos

an empty gap, void

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Gaia

female, the ground/soil/foundation

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From Gaia -

Tartaros = depths of the earth
Eros = sexual energy/desire

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From Chaos -

Erebos = the "gloomy darkness" of Tartaros
Night

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Erebos got together with who? Who was their child?

Erebos + Night = Aather (brightness) and Day

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Children of Gaia (3)

Ouranos = the sky/heavens
Mountains
Sea

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Gaia got together with who? Who were their children?

Gaia + Ouranos (earth+sky) = Titans, Cyclopes, Hundred-handers

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Anthropomorphism

having a human shape

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How many titans were there?

12 - 6 males, 6 females

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Who/what were the cyclopes?

three strong craftsmen

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Who/what were the hundred-handers?

Gaia's most dreadful offspring - three hecatonchires (100 hands and 50 heads each

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Who feared all of the powerful children (titans, cyclopes & HH)? What does he do with them?

Ouranos (their father) - stuffs them right back into Gaia

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What does Gaia do in revenge to Ouranos?

creates a flint sickle for one of her children to kill her husband with

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Who steps up to Gaia's wishes? What does he do?

Cronos (the youngest Titan) volunteers to take action, and castrates his father --> symbolic separation of earth and sky

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From genitals blood that drops on land (Gaia), arise who?

The Giants
The Furies = spirits of vengeance, especially for murder within the family

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What grew from the genitals?

Aphrodite ("genital-loving") - floats near island of Cythera and ages ashore on Cypros