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1

What is Zeus' punishment for men?

Pandora = women

2

What does Hephaistos make women from?

Clay

3

What do other goddesses help make Pandora? What do they do?

Athena, Aphrodite, Hermes, plus many others... add "gifts" to her.

4

What does Pandora mean?

"all gifts"

5

Pandora's Jar

- 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"

6

What are the five ages of man?

Golden, Silver, Bronze, Hero's, Iron

7

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

8

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

9

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

10

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

11

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

12

Deucalion

son of Prometheus

13

Epimetheus and Pandora have a daughter named...

Pyrrha

14

What does Prometheus tell Deucalion to do as Zeus prepares to destroy the men of the bronze age?

A boat

15

How many nights were Deucalion and Pyrrha at sea?

9 days/nights --> land on Mt. Parnassos

16

Who does Zeus send to meet Deucalion and Pyrrha, and why?

Hermes - to give them whatever they want

17

What does Deucalion and Pyrrha decide to have? How do they get it?

They want ppl --> get them by throwing rocks behind them

18

How was Deucalion and Pyrrha's son?

Hellen