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Classic Hellenic Theogony: Chaos, Chronos and Eros

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One of the nice things that you found as you studied more advanced civilizations, as you got further into the first millennium BCE, you had better material and source texts to work with.  You no longer had to rely on texts and tablets that…
Parmenides, greek philosopher. From ''School of Athens'' by Raffaello Sanzio.

Parmenides of Elea: What Is Versus What is Not

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(1) The car that bears me carried me as far as ever my heart desired, when it had brought me and set me on the renowned way of the goddess, which leads the man who knows through all the towns.  On that way was I borne along; for on it did the…

Orpheus and Dionysus: The Mystery Cults of Ancient Greece

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While Hesiod’ Theogony remains the standard, orthodox version of Theogony, the origin and genealogy of the gods, from Greek antiquity, there exists an alternate tradition attributed to pseudo-historical and somewhat mythical figure of Orpheus,…

The Theogony of Hesiod: Order (Cronos) from Chaos

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One of the nice things that you found as you studied more advanced civilizations, as you got further into the first millennium BCE, you had better material and source texts to work with.  You no longer had to rely on texts and tablets that…

Creation Mythology in Antiquity: Order out of Chaos

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Introduction: Creation Myths in Antiquity Any cursory study of Egyptian and Sumer-Babylonian creation mythology yielded parallels and similarities, but was much less clear and open to debate was whether or not these similarities, these mythemes…

Egyptian Mythology: The Bedrock of Western Theology

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Judaism and Zoroastrianism clearly represented some of the earliest forms of monotheism in the civilized world, and both faiths had their respective prophets which each set of followers believed had had their respective laws, or truths, handed…