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Prometheus and Pandora. World According to Hecataeus (6 th cent. BC)

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1 Prometheus and Pandora

2 World According to Hecataeus (6 th cent. BC)

3 Reconstruction of Herodotus World Map, ca. 450 BC

4 Reconstruction of Homer’s View of the World, 900 BC

5 Mount Olympus, Thessaly, Greece

6 Palace of Zeus on Mount Olympus Image by permission of Encyclopedia Mythica

7 Iris Pouring Nectar for Amphrite and Poseidon Amphrite, Iris, Poseidon – Attic red figure, painted by Syleus (?) ca 480 BC, Toledo Museum of Art

8 Ops (Rhea) and Kronos (Saturn) with Baby Zeus (Jupiter) Rhea, Omphalos Stone, Kronos – Attic red figure, painted by Nausicaa (?) ca BC, Toledo Museum of Art

9 The Titans, Children of Earth (Gaia) and Heaven (Ouranos) Les Dieux Antiques, Nouvelle Mythologie Illustrée– Stephane Mallarmé, Paris 1880

10 Gaia (Earth) and Ouranos (Heaven) The War of the Giants, Athenian Red Figure – by Kylix, ca. 5 th century BC, Berlin Antikenmuseen F2531; Ouranos depicted on Greek postage stamp

11 Khaos Chaos Scene No. 3 – George Sotirhos

12 Earth, Sea, and Air Were All Mixed Together Life Form – George Sotirhos

13 Separating the Earth from the Sea, and Heaven from Both... Desert Song III – George Sotirhos

14 The Fiery Part, Being the Lightest, Sprang Up and Formed the Skies A Rose in the Sky – George Sotirhos

15 The Earth, Being Heavier, Sank Below... Gobi Desert – George Sotirhos

16 Water Took the Lowest Place, and Buoyed Up the Earth... Meditation Lake in Alpha – George Sotirhos

17 Image from Greek Mythology Link, © Carlos Parada & Maicar Förlag 1997

18 Prometheus and Athena Work to Mold Man from Clay The Myth of Prometheus, Oil on Panel, by Piero di Cosimo, 1515

19 Athena deposits the soul into man after Prometheus has molded him from clay Image from Greek Mythology Link, © Carlos Parada & Maicar Förlag 1997

20 Prometheus Steals the Fire Image from Greek Mythology Link, © Carlos Parada & Maicar Förlag 1997

21 Pandora Image from Greek Mythology Link, © Carlos Parada & Maicar Förlag 1997

22 Making of Pandora Interior of Cylix, BC

23 Pandora’s Box John William Waterhouse,

24 The Savage State: Before the World Was Furnished with Inhabitants Image from Greek Mythology Link, © Carlos Parada & Maicar Förlag 1997

25 Perpetual Spring Reigned in the Golden Age Image from Greek Mythology Link, © Carlos Parada & Maicar Förlag 1997

26 The Silver Age, When Houses Became Necessary Image from Greek Mythology Link, © Carlos Parada & Maicar Förlag 1997

27 The Brazen Age, More Savage of Temper... Image from Greek Mythology Link, © Carlos Parada & Maicar Förlag 1997

28 Crime Burst in Like a Flood... War Sprang Up...

29 Now All Was Sea... Image from Greek Mythology Link, © Carlos Parada & Maicar Förlag 1997

30 They Picked Up Stones and Cast Them Behind Them... Image from Greek Mythology Link, © Carlos Parada & Maicar Förlag 1997

31 The Strength of Will Resisting Oppression. Painting by Elsie Russell; image from Greek Mythology Link, © Carlos Parada & Maicar Förlag 1997


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