Greek mythology | G. S. Kirk

This literature criticism consists of approximately 39 pages of analysis & critique of Greek mythology.
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G. S. Kirk

SOURCE: "The Mythos of the Gods and the Early History of Men," in The Nature of Greek Myths, Penguin Books, 1974, pp. 113-44.

In the following essay, Kirk identifies three categories of myths about Greek divinities: those dealing with the origins of the universe; those that concern the development of the Olympian gods; and those that deal with the creation of men, their place in the world, and their relationship with the gods. Kirk reviews the content, themes, and folktale-type motifs found in these types of myths.

In considering Greek myths in detail my plan is not to attempt a complete survey, but rather to divide the myths into six categories and examine some outstanding instances in each. The first three categories are included [here].…

The categories are as follows: first the cosmogonical myths, secondly those that describe the development of the Olympian gods...

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