Flashcards in LCT2: Zeus I - Birth and Rise to Power Deck (19)
Who frees all of the other Titans from Gaia? And what does he become?
Cronos - after castrating his father, becomes ruler of the cosmos
Cronos sleeps with who to make what?
Sister Titan Rheia, children are the first "Olympian Gods"
What does Cronos do with his children?
"kept a sharp watch and swallowed his children"
What does Rheia do with her sixth child?
consults her parents Ouranos and Gaia --> goes to island of Crete to give birth to Zeus and hides him in a cave on Mt. Dikte
Who guards Zeus and makes noise to drown out his crying?
Curetes (Rheia's attendants)
What does Rheia give to Cronos for him to swallow instead of Zeus?
a stone wrapped in a blanket - swallowed whole
3 major battles that Zeus fight for power in?
What does Gaia do to Cronos?
drugs him to make him barf up his children and Zeus frees the cyclopes, who make weapons
What weapons did the Cyclopes make?
Zeus - lightning bolt
Poseidon - trident
Hades - helmet
What does Titanomachy stand for?
"War against the Titans"
How does the fight end? After how long?
Zeus unleashes high lightning, and consumes the earth in flames - hundred-handers bury titans under a hail of rocks and Titans are imprisoned down in Tartaros (lasted 10 years)
offspring of Gia and Tartaros
What does Zeus do to Typoios?
burns him with his lightning, hurls him to Tartaros (alternate version: Zeus crushes Typhoios under Mt. Aitna (sicily))
an etiological myth explains the cause or origin (etio-) of something (ex. Typhoons and eruptions of Mt. Aitna)
"War against the giants"
Features of Giants
- Gigantes: "earth-born"
- violent and warlike
- huge, often depicted with serpent coils for legs
What does Gaia make? And why?
produces magic herb that will protect Giants
What does Zeus do to respond to Gaia?
forbids sun or moon to shine --> finds herb before the Giants do in the darkness and destroys it