Introduction to Western Literature and Arts
I. The Sumerian Creation Myth
Some basic information about Mesopotamian mythology
From The Epic of Gilgamesh (Searching for immortality)
The Descent of the Goddess Ishtar
II. The Hebraic Creation Myth
Genesis 1 (New King James Version): The Creation
Genesis 1:1 (King James Version with Definitions)
Genesis 1:26 (New King James Version with Definitions)
Genesis 1:27 (New King James Version with Definitions)
Genesis 2 (New King James Version): Adam and Eve
Genesis 3 (New King James Version): The Fall of Man
Genesis 4 (New King James Version): Cain and Abel
Genesis 5 (New King James Version): The Descendents of Adam
Genesis 6 (New King James Version): The Flood and the Ark
Genesis 7 (New King James Version): "
Genesis 8 (New King James Version): "
Genesis 9 (New King James Version): The Covenant with Noah
III. The Greco-Roman Creation Myth
(One of the many Floods which destroyed mankind) in GGGM
of the World and Evolution of God, Gods, Goddesses)
Read Ovid, Metamorphoses, Book1, Book2.
*Hesiod: Theogony pp23-57
*Apollodorus: The Library of Greek Mythology : "Theogony"27-35, "The Deucalionids"36-38
--Timeline of Greek
History and Literature
--Summary of Apollodorus's Library
--Myths of Creation (Six different versions about the Origin of the World).
--Theogony (The origin and family tree of the gods. All genealogical information given by Hesiod in his work Theogony).
[The following are the basic information you should know about Greek gods and goddess
and other divinities.]
I. A correspondent table of the names of Greek and Roman Divinities
--Greek and Roman Names for Gods and Goddess (A table by Laurel Bowman)
--Grek-Latin Correspondences (Greek and Latin names of characters, a table by Carlos Parada )
II. Attributes of the Olympians
--Attributes in Iconography (A table by Laurel Bowman)
--The Olympians (a table by Carlos Parada, with detailed descriptions of attributes and links)
--Other Deities in Greek Mythology
III. Abstraction (Personification of abstract idea) in Greek mythology
--Abstractions (personification of abstract idea in Greek mythology, a table by Carlos Parada)
A Table of Comparison Between the Apollonian and the Dionysian
|Apollo: god of sun, prophecy, healing||Dionysus: god of wine|
|Quality||Sunny, serene||Stormy, turbulent|
|Rational, disciplined||Irrational, undisciplined|
Suggested literary references about this comparison:
Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy: "Apollonian vs Dionysian"
Mathew Arnold, The Social History of Art, " Hellenism vs Hebraism"
Shiller: "the naive vs the sentimental"
Mythology Websites : image resources
Introducing some Bible websites
Some Bible Websites
Christian Classic Ethereal Library
World Wide Study Bible
Blue Letter Bible
New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia
The Chinese Bible
WWW Bible Gateway
Easton Bible Dictionary
Online Bible Home Page
The names and attributes of Greek
and Roman Divinities