The Theogony of Hesoid

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The Theogony of Hesoid

A dactylic hexameter poem of slightly over 1,000 lines, Theogony traces the genealogy and history of the Greek gods. The poet Hesiod begins his song with a description of the activities of the nine Muses in their mountain home on Mt. Helicon. He tells how they sing and celebrate the gods of the Olympian pantheon; the Titans who came before them; and the oldest of the gods Chaos, Chronos, Gaia, Uranus, Oceanus, Night, and others (Theogony, 2004). The Muses, Hesiod tells us, spoke to him as he tended his flocks on the slopes of Mt. Helicon near his home. Into the shepherd they breathed a poetic voice with the power to sing about the future and the past. They instructed the poet that, when he sang, the Muses should begin and end his song. He therefore obeys, tracing their genealogy and recording their birth as the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. He speaks of their power to sing and to inspire poets and singers, and invokes their power to help him sing of the origins of the gods; of their power, riches, and privileges; and of the universe and its phenomena.

The Muses inspire Hesiod, and he begins his account of the god’s genealogy, in the order of their appearance: Chaos; Gaia; Tartaros, and Eros, the god of love, who overpowers intelligence and strength in gods and in men. Hesiod continues his account of the gods and of mythic beings like the Cyclops and the hundred armed Kottos, Briareos, and Gyes. Uranus’s seed nonetheless impregnated Gaia with the Furies, giants, and wood nymphs. His genitalia ended up in the sea, and from the resultant insemination, Aphrodite, the goddess of love, were born (Edwards, G. P, 1971). Having dealt at some length with Uranus's progeny, Hesiod turns his attention to the children of Night. Night required no consort, but in a series of births by parthenogenesis, she produced numerous offspring. Among others, these included Fate or Fortune, End, Death, Sleep, Dreams, the three Fates named Klotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, Deception, the Furies, Discord, malignant Old Age, Hardship, Battles, Murders, Lawlessness, and, in short, most of the personifications of humankind’s afflictions. Aphrodite:

She emerges from fully shaped type of sea foam found on the coast of island in Cyprus. Aphrodite is the goddess of fertility, love and beauty. She is compelled to marry the most unattractive of all the gods in terms of sexuality. Who is the divine metal smith known as ‘Hephaestus?’ She is found unsatisfied with her husband therefore she owns many lovers and the one on the top of it is Ares, the god of war.

Apollo:
Artemis and Apollo are both twins, who were delivered to Titaness Leto. Apollo is a supporter of herdsmen and the god of music, archery, light and remedial. prediction of the upcoming lies under his kingdom and he encourages the messengers who support him as the database. According to old Greeks, Apollo personified the model of masculinity and youth due to the stories in which he was found involved in love affairs with human women.

Ares:
Ares the god of battle, he is a son of Hera and Zeus. He provokes behaves brutishly and violence. He is often found involved in disregarding other gods including his own parents due to his bad temper. He assisted in the Trojan War and he loves to create problems in the way of other Greek gods and goddesses.

Artemis:
The daughter of Titaness Leto and Zeus is a twin sister of Apollo. She is an athletic, and a warlike woman such as Amazons and Atalanta. She rule over the hunt, forest and insistently defends her virginity and assets. She murders the enormous hunter Orion, who took for granted a place among the group of planets in the sky at night.

Athena:
Athena is the goddess of craftsmanship and knowledge for sometimes she becomes an owl. She often directs the armies into a battle or war and helps warriors to...
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