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The Homeric Hymns Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Examine poems/hymns/music of praise in other spiritual traditions - Christian, Hebrew, Islamic, etc. In what ways are their essential purposes similar? In what ways are they different?

In what ways are the thematic purposes of the hymns in this collection similar to those of hymns in other spiritual traditions? In what ways are they different?

Among other things, "The Hymn to Demeter," is an explanation of the origins of spring. Research other origin stories in Classical Greek mythology - the origin of humanity, of the earth, of the gods themselves. Draft your own narrative hymns recounting these origin stories.

Research origin stories in other ancient spiritual traditions (Egyptian, Chinese, Aztec, Native American, etc). Are there parallels between these stories and those of Classical Greece? If yes, why do you think these parallels exist?

What is the likelihood, do you think, that pantheistic gods such as...

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