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CHAPTER III The Moirai, Hekate and Other Pre/Olympian Deities IN our tales
concerning the beginning of things three great goddesses play the part of Mother
of the World: the sea»goddess Tethys, the goddess Night, and Mother Earth.
They constitute a Trinity; but this may well be a chance result of the fact that only
three tales of such a Mother have come down to us. It may also be a result of
chance that in the tale concerning the origin of the Trojan War, the most important
event in the ...
3 SKYLLA, LAMIA, EMPOUSA AND OTHER BOGIES Hekate had a share of the
sky, earth and sea, but never became an Olympian goddess. She was so closely
connected with the life of our women, and therefore with mankind generally, that
she seemed smaller than the wives and daughters of Zeus. On the other hand,
her realm—especially the sea, where in primordial times she carried on her love»
affairs—was so great that the Olympian could not possibly control it. When she
The names of the Nereids are not exactly the same in all the accounts. Our poets
loved these names for their sound and for the pleasant images and sensations
that they evoked. That is why ever since Homer they have filled many lines of
their poems with these names, without any fear that a mere recital of them might
weary an audience. I may therefore be permitted, as a conclusion to my tales of
the older, pre»Olympian divinities, to quote the list of Nereids as given by Hesiod.
To this ...
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67. The Gods of the Greeks by Karl Kerényi translation: from German by Norman Cameron published: 1951 format: 286 page paperback (1994 reprint of 1979 edition) acquired: March read: Nov 5-12 rating: 4 ... Read full review
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~ Kerenyi has often been tarred with a Jungian brush, but in this early and independent work, he admirably displays his intimate knowledge of the language, art and traditions of the Greek peoples. He ... Read full review
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