Chapter 6

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Chapter 6
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Myths of the Olympians Part 1 - Zeus, His Wife Hera, and His Brothers
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  1. Who Were the Elder Olympians (parents?)
    • Zeus (father of gods/men)
    • Hera (family)
    • Poseidon (sea)
    • Demeter (fertility of earth)
    • Hestia (hearth)
    • Hades (underworld)

    *Hestia and Hera not part of the 12 olympians

    parents are Cronus and Rhea (hieros gamos)
  2. Who were the Younger Olympians (parents?)
    Hephaestus, Ares, Artemis, Hermes, Dionysus, Athene/a, Aphrodite, Apollo

    All born from Zeus, Hephaestus and Ares with Hera
  3. ZEUS / JUPITER / JOVE
    - root of name, counterparts
    - epithets
    - associated locations
    - symbols
    - sacred animal
    - ruler of.... (what does he stand for)
    - Protector of... (Zeus Xenios)
    - shrine locations
    • - di means "sky" or "shine. Germanic counterpart --> Tiu (tuesday), Indic counterpart --> Dyaus Pitar (father sky)
    • - "cloud gatherer" - weather; "aegis bearing" - magical preserved skin of goat who raised him- inspires fear.
    • - Mount Dicte (birth), Mt Olympus, Mt Ida - peak shrouded in cloud.
    • - symbol - thunderbolt (weapon), royal scepter, the royal eagle (zeus the king, first among equals)
    • - animal: bull (b/c of its power and fecundity (fertility)

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