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1

What is the meaning of the word Theogony and what is it?

Genesis, it's a poem found in Hesiod

2

First there was ______. From this came Earth(_____) who created Heaven (_______).

Chaos
Gaia
Uranos

3

Uranos impregnates Gaia. He prevents the birth of their offspring by ____________________.

Having constant intercourse

4

How does Cronos escape Gaia's womb?

Using a pruning hook given to him by Gaia, he castrates Uranos and is born

5

Cronos and his siblings were collectively called ______

Titans

6

Summarise who Cronos is and give his Roman name.

AKA Saturn
Son of Gaia and Uranos
Married to sister Rhea
Zeus' Dad
May be the origins of Father Time

7

What causes Cronos to eat his children?

A prophecy that the children he has with Rhea will overthrow him. He later regurgitates them unharmed.

8

How is Zeus spared from being eaten by Cronos?

His mother, Rhea, gives Cronos a stone in cloth to eat instead
He is then sent off to be raised in Crete

9

Zeus frees the ___________ and _________, who were both Cronos' siblings. They were locked away because they were seen as __________

Hundred-Handers and Cyclopes
Dangerous

10

What do the Cyclopes give Zeus for freeing them?

Because they were blacksmiths they forge him a lightning bolt

11

What was the Titanomachy?

- The war of the Gods with the Titans
- Zeus, his sibilings, the Cyclopes and Hundred-Handers take on the titans and win
- Because the titans are immortal they are imprisoned in Tartarus

12

What was the Gigantomachy?

- The war of the Gods and Giants
- Giants came from the blood of Uranos' penis and Gaia
- Prophecy said that they needed Heracles to beat the Giants
- Giants were killed or buried under mountains

13

What was the Typhonomachy?

- The battle betwen Typhon/Typhoeus
- Typhon was the offspring of Gaia and Tartarus, part giant and snake
- Hit by Zeus' lightning and imprisoned in Tartarus