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I ZEUS,S BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD I have spoken more than once of the birth of
Zeus. But one cannot help noticing that such stories of his birth as have been
preserved pass all too quickly on to the care and feeding of him as a divine child.
The birth begins with the pangs of the great Mother of the Gods, but she remains
wrapped in the darkness of night—a story in contrast with that of the birth of
Apollon, which takes place, so to speak, in full public view. Rhea came in deep
night221 to ...
In another version of the same tale, Adrasteia laid the child in a golden cradle228
and gave him a golden ball.229 Adrasteia and Ide were the child Zeus's wet»
nurses and guardians.23° These were two names of Rhea herself, who was also
called Meter Idaia. Adrasteia, “the ir1escapable”—this was a possible meaning of
the name in our language—will be mentioned again, in one of the Orphic stories.
Her golden gift referred to Zeus's future mastery of the world. According to
It originally belonged to Amaltheia's goat.233 In some stories Amaltheia herself
was the goat, and fed Zeus on her milk. Musaios,234 who is alleged to have
been a son and pupil of Orpheus, told of the goat that she was a daughter of the
Sun, but was so hor» rible that the gods around Kronos besought Gaia to hide
the dreadful creature in a Cretan cave. It was entrusted to Amall theia's charge,
and with the milk of this goat she fed Zeus. When the divine boy grew up, so that
he could ...
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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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