Theogony and Works and Days Setting & Symbolism

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Olympus, appears in Theogony

Olympus is the mountain where the nine muses live and sing the praise of the gods. It is also the home of the gods.

Hades, appears in Theogony

Hades is the underworld. It is the home of Hades and Persephone, and it is guarded by Cerberus, the hell hound who is the son of Echidna and Typhaon. It is located at the ends of the earth, near the river Styx.

Cronos' belly, appears in Theogony

Cronos places his children in his belly as they come out of his wife's womb because his parents, Heaven and Earth, predicted that his seat of power would be usurped by his own son.

Heaven's Members, appears in Theogony

Heaven's members are amputated by Cronos at Earth's request. This is because Heaven hates and exiles his sons, Cottus, Briareos and Gyes. Blood from the members drops on Earth, and...

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