In this session, we started Greek Mythology by returning to creation mythology.
This involved Zeus and the Olympian gods’ take over of the universe from the Titans.
We made the point that the Greeks portrayed their gods and goddesses as powerful figures but also with ‘human’ failings such as jealousy, vindictiveness, lustfulness etc.
We looked at two contrasting aspects of Zeus’ character as the powerful protector and guardian of the universe and social order but also an unbelievable ‘womaniser’, vindictive and cruel and sometimes petty minded with regard to anyone who offended him.
Last Updated on June 7, 2022