Zeus and the Succession Myth
After Gaia (Earth) begins producing male progeny, a power struggle develops among the first three generations of descendants, culminating with the accession of Zeus.
What did the succession myth mean to the Greeks?
After Hesiod's original narrative about the castration of Uranus (Heaven or Sky) by Kronos, the Greeks developed other ways of looking at this story:
We can now begin to consider the representation of Zeus. In our first
, there has been much debate over whether this statue is Zeus
or Poseidon. What, exactly, do you think causes this uncertainty? Do
you think the statue is Zeus or Poseidon?
If you cannot decide, perhaps you might want to see a similar painting of Zeus.
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