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ZEUS. One rebellion against his power Other gods led by Hera (except Hestia), joined by young APOLLO ( son of Zeus & LETO) Bound sleeping Zeus to couch Thongs of rawhide 100 knots threatened them but thunderbolts out of rach Debate over who would best succeed Zeus

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Zeus

  • ZEUS


Zeus

  • One rebellion against his power

  • Other gods led by Hera (except Hestia), joined by young APOLLO ( son of Zeus & LETO)

  • Bound sleeping Zeus to couch

  • Thongs of rawhide

  • 100 knots

  • threatened them

  • but thunderbolts out of rach

  • Debate over who would best succeed Zeus

  • Might have led to civil war


Zeus

  • Nereid THETIS – ancient goddess of the sea (daughter of NEREUS, son of GAIA and PONTUS), NOT a titaness.

  • Summoned BRIAREUS, one of the 100-handers.

  • Zeus had been one to free him from Tartarus

  • Untied all of knots

  • Freed Zeus

  • Bound Hera to sky

  • Only freed her after other gods promised never to rebel again.


Zeus

  • Lycaon

  • LYCANTHROPY

  • Deucalion

  • Pyrrha


Deucalion pyrrha

Deucalion & Pyrrha


Zeus

  • LYCAON


Zeus

  • XENIA


Original zeus relationships

Original Zeus ‘Relationships’

1 snack, 5 common law and 1 wife


Zeus

  • METIS

    • Shapeshifting to escape

    • Conception of ATHENA

    • During pregnancy Gaea prophesized that a second child by Metis would be a son who would overthrow Zeus

    • Ate Metis

    • Athena born from head of Zeus


Zeus

  • THEMIS (one of original titanesses)

    • several children

    • The three HORAE (seasons): EUNOMIA (Law and Order), DIKE (Justice) and EIRENE (Peace)

    • The thre MOIRAI (fates): CLOTHO< LACHESIS and ATROPOS (origin of term ATROPHY).

    • Completion of Bringing order to chaos


Zeus

  • EURYNOME (a sister of METIS, and Oceanid).

    • Offspring = the three GRACES: AGLAIA< EUPHROSYNE and THALIA. Personified the qualities of beauty, grace and charm.


Zeus

  • DEMETER

    • Offspring = PERSEPHONE


Zeus

  • MNEMOSYNE. His aunt – one of original titanesses

    • offspring = the nine MUSES (not all agree on attributions of specific muses)

      • CLIO – muse of history

      • EUTERPE – Muse of music and lyric poetry

      • THALIA – muse of comedy

      • MELPOMENE – Muse of tragedy

      • TERPSICHORE – muse of dance

      • ERATO – muse of love poetry and marriage songs

      • POLYHYMNIA – muse of sacred song and oratory

      • URANIA – the muse of astronomy

      • CALLIOPE, muse of epic or heroic poetry


Zeus

  • LETO (cousin – daughter of titans PHOEBE and COEUS): Leto is best known as the mother of Apollo and Artemis.


Zeus

  • HERA – Wife

    • Initially refused him

    • REALLY dirty trick

    • Came in form of rain soaked cuckoo bird

    • Hera took him in and he assaulted her

    • Got forced in marrying him

    • Glimpse into Greek social customs?

    • Wedding

    • Gifts

    • Tree of Golden apples from Gaia, Hera planetd in hjer garden under the care of the HESPERIDES, nymphs – daughters of NYX

    • 3 children

    • ARES

    • HEBE

    • EILEITHYIA – goddess of childbirth


Wedding of zeus and hera

Wedding of Zeus and Hera


Zeus

HERA


Hesperides

HESPERIDES


Zeus

  • Went after LETO and tried to prevent her from giving birth, even though this was before the martriage.

  • MAIA, a PLEIAD (daughter of ATLAS) offspring HERMES

  • ELECTRA, pleiad, offspring DARDANUS

  • TAYGETE, Pleiad, offspring LACEDAEMON

  • SEMELE, mortal – offspring DIONYSUS

  • ALCMENE – mortal, offspring HERACLES. Heracles continually persecuted by Hera.

  • DANA (DANAE) – mortal, offspring PERSEUS

  • LEDA – mortal, offspring HELEN & POLYDEUCES

  • IO – daughter of river god Inachus, either seduced or raped by Zeuschanged into cow by Zeus to hide her – Hera sent relentless gadfly to torment her

  • CALLISTO – transformed into bear by Zeus to hide – Hera provoked Artemis to shoot her.

  • SEMELE, Hera got her to make request that destroyed her.


Zeus

  • Also – boys

  • Including

  • GANYMEDE, Trojan, abducted by Zeus to become cupbearer

  • Jealousy of Hera

  • Had to do w/subject of beauty as well

  • Side, wife of Orion

  • Paris of Troy, chose Aphrodite

  • Men or women – greater pleasure

  • Teiresias –

  • Women – 9x

  • Hera blinded him


Ganymede

GANYMEDE


Maia a pleiad daughter of atlas offspring hermes

MAIA, a PLEIAD (daughter of ATLAS) offspring HERMES


Semele

SEMELE

  • Mother of DIONYSUS


Alcmene heracles

ALCMENE & HERACLES


Danae

DANAE


Zeus

LEDA


Zeus and io

ZEUS AND IO

  • IO – daughter of river god Inachus, either seduced or raped by Zeuschanged into cow by Zeus to hide her – Hera sent relentless gadfly to torment her


Zeus

HERA DISCOVERS ZEUS AND IO – daughter of river god Inachus, either seduced or raped by Zeus. Changed into cow by Zeus to hide her – Hera sent relentless gadfly to torment her


Zeus

LETO


Apollo belvedere

APOLLO BELVEDERE


Apollo artemis

APOLLO & ARTEMIS


Artemis

ARTEMIS


Poseidon

POSEIDON


Demeter

DEMETER


Demeter kore

DEMETER & KORE


Hestia

HESTIA


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