Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Hesiod's Theogony the origin of the Gods and the Cosmos

Hesiod's Theogony is an epic poem describing the origins and genealogies of Greek polytheism, composed around 700 BC.The Theogony "the birth of the gods"  is a large-scale synthesis of a vast variety of local Greek traditions concerning the gods, organized as a narrative that tells how they came to be and how they established permanent control over the cosmos. It is the first Greek mythical cosmogony. The initial state of the universe is chaos, a dark indefinite void considered as a divine primordial condition from which everything else appeared. Theogony is a part of Greek mythology which embodies the desire to articulate reality as a whole.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Traces of the Ancient Greek language

Did the Hellenes traveled to the Pacific Ocean?
If the Hellenes did not travel to the extremities of the world, then what explains the following scandalous lexical similarities?

Delphi - The last oracle


Apollo squinted in the bright sunlight and calmly tensed his muscles as he pulled his bow. He released his arrows one after the other until Python's blood was spilled and his life escaped in the thin air. Python-dragon,the faithful guardian of Ge's sacred ground, had guarded the hill for hundreds of years until his encounter with "far-reaching" Apollo. The new god despite his serene nature, or perhaps because of it, was triumphant in the epic battle, and with his victory he gained the right to call the rolling slopes of Delphi his sanctuary.