The Greek God Family Tree – Veritable Hokum. UPDATE 11/23/2015: I made an updated poster version, with like a dozen extra gods!
Buy it here! “I’ll just list all the Greek Gods,” I said. “It’ll be easy.” I had no idea. There are just so many. So this is not even close to a full list of Gods and Goddesses, to say nothing of all the demigods, mythical creatures, anthropomorphized-concepts, and other things that show up in Greek mythology. In order of appearance: Primodial Deities Before there were Gods, there were these God-like anthropomorphized concepts. Gaia (aka Gaea) Primeval Goddess of the Earth Gaia was mother of more or less everyone and everything, which is only one of the reasons her descendants’ family tree is so screwed up.
Ouranos (aka Uranus) Primeval God of the Sky Ouranos was his own stepfather, and had some serious sibling rivalry with his children. Indus Valley Civilization. Www.vlib. Please take into consideration the purpose and audience for which the lecture notes listed above were written.
For a good many years, I taught a three-credit-hour freshman survey entitled Introduction to Medieval History to enrollments of room-size - generally three hundred students. During those years, the University of Kansas maintained an open enrollment policy in which all graduates from accredited Kansas high schools were admitted to the University. Since the only history courses required by the State of Kansas at the secondary level were in American History, students enrolling for this course varied widely in their knowledge of the European past. Consequently, my lectures were both basic and episodic, concentrating on major events and topics that would prepare the students for further enrollments in Humanities courses and attempting to demonstrate that the study of History could be both useful and enjoyable.
Ancient Civilizations. To borrow from Dr.
Seuss's book title, "Oh the Places You'll Go! Here's a coming attraction of the people, places, ideas, and things coming at you: Your 3.2 million-year-old human ancestor Lucy, mummies, pyramids, Cleopatra, "an eye for an eye", the birth of major religions Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, the birth of democracy, the first Olympics, Julius Caesar, gladiators, the invention of writing, paper, and the wheel, kingdoms built of stone in Africa, the Great Wall of China, the introduction of such concepts as zero, time, and monotheism (the belief in one god), Samurai, martial arts, palaces of gold, and even the Sphinx. Whew! The study of ancient civilizations and people raises some profound questions. Who are humans? As you explore these civilizations, see if you can make sense of this Sphinxlike statement from author William Faulkner: "The past is never dead. Knowledge of history is empowering. As Seuss promises later in that same book, "Will you succeed?
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See also List of Greek mythological figures Notes References External links Media related to Family trees of Greek mythology at Wikimedia Commons.