The Homeric Hymns Setting & Symbolism

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Greece

This sunny, hot land in the Mediterranean region of Europe has been archaeologically proven to be the place where some of the world's earliest civilizations began. The stories told in this collection, and the gods/characters that populate them, are manifestations of ancient belief systems that emerged as those civilizations took form, becoming more defined as those civilizations became more sophisticated and introspective, and eventually laid the foundations for what became the society in which modern democracy and philosophy, among other things, began.

Mount Olympus

This mountain in Greece was for centuries believed to be the home of the gods. Its peak often wreathed in clouds, it was a looming and mysterious presence in the lives of the country's inhabitants, and therefore the perfect home for those equally looming and mysterious, powerful presences.

The Lyre

The lyre was one of the most commonly used musical instruments in...

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