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Mythology - Part One. How the World and Mankind Were Created, and The Earliest Heroes Summary & Analysis

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Part One. How the World and Mankind Were Created, and The Earliest Heroes Summary and Analysis

According to the Greeks, in the beginning there was only chaos. Out of this came Night and Death, then Light, followed by Earth (Gaia) and Heaven (Ouranos, or Uranus). Their children were the Titans. The Titan called Cronus fought his father and took his power. Fearing that his children would do the same when they grew up, he swallowed each newborn baby. When Zeus was born, Cronus' wife Rhea fed her husband a stone wrapped in blankets instead. When Zeus was grown, he forced Cronus to disgorge the children he had swallowed. There was then a war between the first gods and the Titans, which Zeus won with the help of the Titan Prometheus. Zeus imprisoned the Titans and forced Atlas...

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