Detailed Summary on Greek Mythology by Edith Hamilton Essay

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ENTRY I
Part I – Section I
I-THE GODS
The Greeks believed that the Earth was here before the gods; the gods did not create the universe, instead the universe made the gods. So the heaven and earth were the first parents, after them came the titans, and following them came the gods and goddesses. The titans were known to be big and of great strength. The one titan who over-ruled the rest was Cornus, also known as Saturn. He reigned until Zeus- his son dethroned him. Zeus was amongst the twelve Olympians, the other eleven included his two brothers: Poseidon, and Hades, their sister: Hestia, Hera, Ares, Athena, Apollo, Aphrodite, Hermes, Artemis, And Hephaestus. Much of the myths that include these characters have been set up in the
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And it was curiosity that led her to open a boxful of plagues and dangerous substances that each god had placed in it, but had told her not to open. Moreover, one last account, tells us that Zeus sent a great deluge over the Earth because the men grew wicked
ENTRY III
Part II, Sections I & II
CUPID AND PSYCHE,8 BREIF TALES OF LOVERS
Psyche was the youngest of three daughters born to a king. Between the three of them, she surpassed both her sisters in beauty. Psyche was even compared to Venus. Many things that once belonged to the goddess were given to her - a simple mortal. Venus was mad, and sent her son, cupid to make her fall for the ugliest, most despicable creature on earth; but before he could do that, he fell in love with her. Cupid had told Apollo the situation, and when Psyche's father went to go seek the oracle because no husband was found for his beautiful daughter, Apollo told him that she had to wait on a hilltop and, there a winged serpent would make her his. So she wept and with sorrow she waited at the top of the hill, while doing so, she felt like she was suspended from the land and taken to a beautiful garden. When she woke up the next day, she heard voiced that spoke to her, yet she saw no one, the voices led her to a beautiful palace, and told her it was all hers. There her unseen husband dwelt. One day he warned her about her sisters and how she should be kept unseen
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