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Who wrote "Theogony"?

Hesiod

<p>Hesiod</p>
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When was "Theogony" written?

circa 750 BC

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What is the earliest extant work of Greek literature?

"Theogony"

<p>&quot;Theogony&quot;</p>
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True or false: "Theogony" was written as poetry.

True

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When did Greece adopt the Phoenician Alphabet?

circa 750 BC

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What was the Phoenician Alphabet used for in Ancient Greece?

poetry

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What does "Theogony" mean?

Birth of the Gods

<p>Birth of the Gods</p>
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Why did Heriod write "Theogony"?

to organize the oral tradition regarding the pantheon

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What does "pantheon" mean?

all + gods

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What are the genealogies for?

they were used to organize the gods' family groups

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What does "anthropomorphism" mean?

human + shape

<p>human + shape</p>
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What does "Theogony" say about the origin of humans?

nothing

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True or false: all of the gods appeared at the same time.

False

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Who was the first god?

Gaia (Earth)

<p>Gaia (Earth)</p>
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Who was the mother of Uranus (Heaven), Cronus, Rhea, and 10 other Titans?

Gaia

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What does Uranus represent?

Heaven

<p>Heaven</p>
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What two Titans were married?

Cronus and Rhea

<p>Cronus and Rhea</p>
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Which of her sons did Gaia get with to birth Cronus, Rhea, and 10 other Titans?

Uranus

<p>Uranus</p>
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Who was born of Uranus' penis when it was flung into the ocean?

Aphrodite

<p>Aphrodite</p>
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Who were the parents of Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades?

Cronus and Rhea

<p>Cronus and Rhea</p>
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Who were the parents of Persephone?

Demeter and Zeus

<p>Demeter and Zeus</p>
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Who was the mother of Hephaestus?

Hera

<p>Hera</p>
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Who were the parents of Ares?

Hera and Zeus

<p>Hera and Zeus</p>
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Who was the father of Athena?

Zeus

<p>Zeus</p>
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Who were the parents of Apollo and Artemis?

Zeus and Leto

<p>Zeus and Leto</p>
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Who were the parents of Hermes?

Maia and Zeus

<p>Maia and Zeus</p>
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Who were the parents of Dionysus?

Zeus and Semele

<p>Zeus and Semele</p>
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What prologues "Theogony"?

"Hymn to the Muses"

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Who were the parents of the Nine Muses?

Zeus and Memory

<p>Zeus and Memory</p>
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Who were Clio, Euterpe, Thaleia, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Erato, Polyhymnia, Urania, and Calliope?

The Nine Muses

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"Mneumonic" and "amnesia" come from which goddess?

Memory

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"Museum" and "music" come from who?

The Nine Muses

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What is a calliope?

a musical instrument named after the Muse

<p>a musical instrument named after the Muse</p>
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What is the Latin spelling of "Kronos"?

Cronus

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Who were the Muses' companions?

The 3 Graces

<p>The 3 Graces</p>
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Where did many of the gods live?

Mt. Olympus

<p>Mt. Olympus</p>
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Where were the Muses born?

Pieria

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Who did Apollo lead?

The Muses

<p>The Muses</p>
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What does "Musagetes" mean?

Muse Leader

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Who were the major gods?

The Olympians

<p>The Olympians</p>
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what does "cosmos" mean?

order / beauty

<p>order / beauty</p>
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What does "cosmetics" and "cosmopolitan" come from?

cosmos

<p>cosmos</p>
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What does "chaos" mean?

empty void

<p>empty void</p>
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What does "gas" come from?

chaos

<p>chaos</p>
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How is Gaia described in "Theogony"?

broad-breasted

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"Geography" and "geology" come from which goddess?

knowt flashcard image
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What created Gaia, Erebus (Darkness), Night, Tartarus, and Eros?

Chasm (Chaos)

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Who were the parents of Aether (Bright Air) and Day?

Erebus and Night

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Who created the mountains and the sea?

Gaia

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"Aether," "ether," and "ethereal" come from what god?

Aether

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What is the Latin name for Eros?

Cupid

<p>Cupid</p>
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What god personifies attraction between male and female?

Eros

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"Erotic" comes from what god?

Eros

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What does "uranology" mean?

astronomy

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The planet "Uranus" and the element "Uranium" were named after who?

Uranus

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Who were the parents of the Titans, Cyclopes, and Hundred-Handers?

Gaia and Uranus (incest)

<p>Gaia and Uranus (incest)</p>
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Who were Thunder, Lightning, and Flash?

The Cyclopes

<p>The Cyclopes</p>
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Who were Cottus, Briareus, and Gyges?

The Hundred-Handers

<p>The Hundred-Handers</p>
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What does "titanic" and "titanium" come from?

The Titans

<p>The Titans</p>
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What does "cyclops" mean?

round eye

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True or false: Uranus detested his children.

True

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Which Titan led a rebellion against Uranus?

Cronus

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What fake metal was Cronus' sickle made of?

adamant

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What does "adamant" and "adamantine" come from?

adamant

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Who castrated Uranus?

Cronus

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What gave life to the Furies, Giants, Nymphs, and Aphrodite?

Uranus' severed penis blood

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Where does "nymphet" and "nymphomania" come from?

The Nymphs

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"Aphrodisiac" comes from which goddess?

Aphrodite

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What does "Cyprogenes" mean?

Cyprus born

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True or false: Night gave birth to personifications of positive forces.

False

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Who gave life to Nereus, Thaumus, Phoroys, and Eurbyia?

Sea

<p>Sea</p>
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Who were the parents of the Neriads?

Nereus and Doris

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Who were the parents of Iris and the Harpies?

Thaumus and Electra

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Who were the parents of the Graie (Gray Women), Gorgons, Echidna, and the Serpent of Hesperides?

Phoroys and Ceto (incest)

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Who were the parents of Pegasus and Chrysaor?

Medusa and Poseidon

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Who were the parents of Orthus, Cerebus, and Hydra?

Echidna and Typhon

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Who were the parents of Geryon?

Callirrhoe and Chrysaor

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Who was the father of Chimaera?

Hydra

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Who are the parents of Sphinx and Newmean Lion?

Orthus and Chimaera

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Who was the goddess of the rainbow?

Iris

<p>Iris</p>
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"Iridescence" comes from what goddess?

Iris

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Who were the "snatchers"?

Harpies

<p>Harpies</p>
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True or false: Medusa was a gorgon.

True

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What were the offspring of Echidna called?

Chthonic Beings

<p>Chthonic Beings</p>
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