Gaia and Ouranos (page 16 upper)

Chapter 1: The Early Gods

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Homer, Odyssey 7.58-60

Nausithous at the first was born from the earth-shaker Poseidon and Periboea, the comeliest of women, youngest daughter of great-hearted Eurymedon, who once was king over the insolent Giants. But he brought destruction on his froward people, and was himself destroyed. Greek Text

Bakchylides 15.63-64

Hybris destroyed the arrogant sons of the Earth, the Giants. Greek Text

Alkaios 441 LP – Poetarum Lesbiorum Fragmenta, p. 290, ed. E. Lobel and D. L. Page. Oxford 1955

and Alkaios says that the Phaiacians derive their origin from the blood of Ouranos. (Transl. E. Bianchelli)

Akousilaos 2F4 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 49, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Greek Text

Homeric Hymn 6 To Aphrodite

I will sing of stately Aphrodite, gold-crowned and beautiful, whose dominion is the walled cities of all sea-set Cyprus. There the moist breath of the western wind wafted her over the waves of the loud-moaning sea in soft foam, and there the gold-filleted Hours welcomed her joyously. They clothed her with heavenly garments: on her head they put a fine, well-wrought crown of gold, and in her pierced ears they hung ornaments of orichalc and precious gold, and adorned her with golden necklaces over her soft neck and snow-white breasts, jewels which the gold-filleted Hours wear themselves whenever they go to their father’s house to join the lovely dances of the gods. And when they had fully decked her, they brought her to the gods, who welcomed her when they saw her, giving her their hands. Greek Text

Epimenides,Theogony 3B19 – Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker 1, p. 36, ed. H. Diels and W. Kranz. 6th ed. Berlin 1951.

He says that the Eumenides come from Kronos:

From him beautiful-haired golden Aphrodite was born

and the immortal Moirai and the Erinyes gleaming with gifts. (Transl. E. Bianchelli)  Greek Text


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