Flashcards in LCT5: Zeus II (continued) Deck (18)
What is Zeus' punishment for men?
Pandora = women
What does Hephaistos make women from?
What do other goddesses help make Pandora? What do they do?
Athena, Aphrodite, Hermes, plus many others... add "gifts" to her.
What does Pandora mean?
- life untroubled before Pandora
- opens jar and releases misery, disease, other evils into the world
- only Hope left in the jar... have to keep it "contained" and "safe"
What are the five ages of man?
Golden, Silver, Bronze, Hero's, Iron
The Golden Age
- time when Cronos was the sky (near beg. of time)
- natural abundance
- no old age
-death like sleep --> inhabit the earth as protective spirits
The Silver Age
- inferior to men of the Golden Age
- children for a hundred years: short adult life
- violent: fail to honor the gods
- Zeus - in anger - buries them
The Bronze Age
- made out of ash trees (same material as spears)
- "all they cared about was fighting and war"
- Homes, tools, weapons - all made of bronze
- destroyed themselves and went down to underworld
The Hero's Age
- a godlike race of men (demi-gods)
- nobler, more just
- died in great wars (Troy, for example)
- after death --> Islands of the blessed at ends of the earth
The Iron Age
- Hesiod's time
- endless labor
- bonds of family/hospitality weakened
- envy, greed, injustice everywhere
- shame and nemesis (righteous vengeance) depart the earth
son of Prometheus
Epimetheus and Pandora have a daughter named...
What does Prometheus tell Deucalion to do as Zeus prepares to destroy the men of the bronze age?
How many nights were Deucalion and Pyrrha at sea?
9 days/nights --> land on Mt. Parnassos
Who does Zeus send to meet Deucalion and Pyrrha, and why?
Hermes - to give them whatever they want
What does Deucalion and Pyrrha decide to have? How do they get it?
They want ppl --> get them by throwing rocks behind them