Flashcards in Exam1 - LCT1: A Greek Myth of Creation Deck (16)
an empty gap, void
female, the ground/soil/foundation
From Gaia -
Tartaros = depths of the earth
Eros = sexual energy/desire
From Chaos -
Erebos = the "gloomy darkness" of Tartaros
Erebos got together with who? Who was their child?
Erebos + Night = Aather (brightness) and Day
Children of Gaia (3)
Ouranos = the sky/heavens
Gaia got together with who? Who were their children?
Gaia + Ouranos (earth+sky) = Titans, Cyclopes, Hundred-handers
having a human shape
How many titans were there?
12 - 6 males, 6 females
Who/what were the cyclopes?
three strong craftsmen
Who/what were the hundred-handers?
Gaia's most dreadful offspring - three hecatonchires (100 hands and 50 heads each
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
What does Gaia do in revenge to Ouranos?
creates a flint sickle for one of her children to kill her husband with
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
From genitals blood that drops on land (Gaia), arise who?
The Furies = spirits of vengeance, especially for murder within the family