Texts for Mythology 1

1.00: Outline of Greek History

The presentation from class—the barest of outlines and photos, without Mr. Ferrell’s delightful ramblings. 

1.0x. 300: Historical Readings

Bits of ancient historians’ (mostly Herodotus) accounts of the events surrounding the battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC, and relating to the movie 300.

1.01: The Creation of the Titans & the Gods

The universe is created from chaos, but things don’t really improve that much… 

1.02: Prometheus & Pandora

So many gifts, and so many punishments! Happy birthday, mankind! 

1.03: The Beginning

The creation of the cosmos, as described by the Roman poet Ovid in his Metamorphoses.   

1.04: The Great Flood

Zeus is fed up with mankind, and decides to destroy the world. Sound familiar? It should! 

2.00: Greek Gods & Goddesses

The notes presentation from class, which may or may not be worthwhile. (See n1, above, re: “Ferrell’s delightful ramblings.”)

3.01: Zeus, Poseidon,
and Hades

An overview of the Big Three, from Edith Hamilton. (Ares included at no extra charge!) 

3.02: Apollo

God of light, poetry, prophecy, art, and kind of a jerk. You’ll see. 

3.03: Hephaestus

He’s the best at what he does, but can he get any respect? Nope. 

3.04: Hermes

One of the most famous cattle heists in mythological history (c.f. Cú Chulainn), with bonus “Zeus & Hermes out on the town” story. 

3.05: Dionysus

Latecomer to the pantheon, Dionysus takes his partying extremely seriously. 

4.01: Aphrodite

In Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Aphrodite’s Roman counterpart, Venus, tells her lover Adonis about her deep-seated hatred of lions! 
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