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1 Classical Mythology Myths of Creation: Origins


3 Marduk fightin Tiamat. Impression of a Babylonian cylinder seal. The brothers Odin, Vili, and Vé attack Ymir in an illustration of the Prose Edda by Lorenz Frølich (1820-1908). Julie Newdoll, The Second World was Blue. From a series based on Navajo sand painting.

4 Genealogical chart from Buxton. Cf

5 The Tellus Panel from the Ara Pacis. Rome, 9 BCE.

6 Castrazione del Cielo fatta da Saturno. Fresco by Giorgio Vasari, 1555. Sala degli Elementi, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence.

7 The Birth of Venus. Sandro Botticelli. 1483-1485. Florence, Uffizi. Aphrodite Rising. Detail of the Ludovisi Throne, ca. 460 BC. Rome, National Museum.

8 Saturn Devouring His Son. Francisco Goya. 1819-1823. Madrid, Prado. Rhea Gives Cronus a Stone Disguised as the Infant Zeus. Athenian red-figure pelike, attributed to the Nausicaä Painter, 450s. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art,.

9 The Olympians on the Parthenon Eastern Frieze, later 440s. Hermes, Dionysus, Demeter, Ares, Nike (or Iris), Hera, Zeus, Athena, Hephaestus, Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Eros

10 Elpenor, Odysseus, and Hermes in Hades. Attic red-figure pilike by the Lykaon Painter, ca 440. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts.

11 Zeus and Typhoeus. Stamp based on a Black-figure hydria in Munich, ca 550 BC Gigantomachy on an Attic red-figure pelike attributed to the Pronomos Painter, ca 400. National Museum, Athens

12 Pergamum Altar, II. Pergamonmuseum, Berlin.

13 The cosmography of Homer and Hesiod.

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