The following exercises are intended as a warm-up and check-list of basic terms for Quiz 1— IT DOES NOT INCLUDE ALL TERMS.
In addition to matching (below), be able to give a brief summary for these main subjects:
(1-2) early creation and Greek 'Succession Myth' and
(3-4) the main stories for the Making of Man and the Ages/Generations of Man.
Use this matching exercise to test yourself, after you have finished the assigned chapters. For anything you cannot answer confidently, go back and study the relevant passages (index at the end of Powell).
Creation and Greek 'Succession Myth’
_____ 'navel of the world', the stone given to Cronos in place of Zeus
_____ bride of Cronos and mother of Zeus
_____ son of the sun, Helius, who drove his car to doom
_____ mother of Athena, whom Zeus devoured
_____ skygod, son of Gaia who mated with her and fathered the Titans
_____ 'justice', Titan mother of Prometheus
_____ stone serpent born of Gaia and Tartarus, to challenge Zeus
_____ the so-called 'Fates', born of Night
_____ farthest pit of darkness, born with Gaia out of Chaos
_____ loved by the Dawn, Eos, he lives forever but withers with age
_____ spirits of vengeance, born from the blood of Ouranos
_____ born from the genitals of Ouranos, she came ashore at Cyprus
_____ 'Memory', Titan bride of Zeus, mother of the Muses
Be able to recognize NE parallels, as follows:
6) Enuma Elish
____the Babylonian 'Theogony' (Creation epic) celebrated at New Year's
_____ ancient sky god in Babylonian and Hittite epic = Gr. Ouranos
____ the Babylonian Noah, guided by Enki to save Mankind
_____rival to Anu in Hittite epic = Gr. Cronos
_____primordial mother (sea serpent) from which Marduk carved the world
______ stone serpent that towered to heaven to challenge sky god
______triumphant king of gods at Babylon = Gr. Zeus
Making of Man (and his doom) and don’t forget the Coming of the Greeks (ch. 2)
2) trick of sacrifice
9) Bronze Age
_____ provoked the first quarrel between Zeus and Prometheus
______ fashioned by Hephaestus with 'all gifts' of the gods
______ 'life-force' born with Earth out of Chaos.
______ pictographic writing of the Mycenean Greeks pre-Greek,
______ seafaring empire with capital at Knossos.
______ son of Prometheus, the Greek 'Noah'.
______ he made man from primal earth still hot with seeds of sky
______ bride of Deucalion who helped him people the world
______ wicked king who plotted to murder Zeus, and brought on the flood
______ a race of men made by Zeus, slain by their own hands