Hesiod's Theogony is a Creation myth originating from the Ancient Greek belief system. The oldest attested artifact in our index that contains this myth was likely created around 1820 CE. The main deity depicted in this myth is likely Zeus. Others include Apollo, Athena, Cronus, Gaia, Poseidon, and .
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In a nutshell
The world was created by the first deities out of a void where nothing existed. The oldest deities were Chasm (chaos), Gaia (Earth), Tartarus, and Eros (desire). These deities gave birth to the other Greek figures in a genealogical succession. Much of the rest of creation came from bodily fluids, like semen or blood.
"Theogony of Hesiod" is an English translation of the Greek creation narrative of Hesiod by Hugh G. Evelyn-White. It was published in 1914 and includes 1,120 lines. It is highly readable for a layman audience.
Hesiod's Theogoy (Greek: Θεογονία) is an epic Greek poem composed around 800 - 700 BCE by the poet named Hesiod. It details the birth and family history of the ancient Greek deities. The Theogony also combines various other Greek stories into a coherent text that describes the creation of the universe.
The attested date for the myth named 'Hesiod's Theogony' is derived from the oldest artifact we have: Saturn, Francisco de Goya y Lucientes. The creation date for this artifact is a range because the exact date is unknown. We derived this from the source(s) listed below:
Fox, William S. The Mythology of All Races / Volume I, Greek and Roman. Vol. 1, The Mythology of All Races: In Thirteen Volumes. Edited by Louis H. Gray and George F. Moore. Boston, MA: Marshall Jones Company, 1916.
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