• The Theogony of Hesiod

  • By: Hesiod
  • Narrated by: Philip Ray
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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The Theogony of Hesiod

By: Hesiod
Narrated by: Philip Ray
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"The Theogony" (“Birth of the Gods”) is a poem by Hesiod which describes the origin, position and relationships of the gods of the Greek pantheon. Hesiod created a synthesis of the diverse Greek traditions concerning the gods, in the form of a hymn invoking Zeus and the Muses. The Theogony is the first known Greek mythical cosmogony. However, it should not be considered as the authoritative source of Greek mythology, but rather as a portrait of a dynamic tradition that was recorded around 700 BCE. Hesiod’s narrative recounts the universe’s primordial state as a dark void, the emergence of the gods and how they established control over the cosmos. Life began with the spontaneous generation of four beings: Chaos (Chasm), Gaia (Earth), Tartarus (the underworld), and Eros (Desire).

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Easy to imagine them all

This book was written not not only educate the reader but also open the imagination. Thank you for a allowing me to see thru your words.

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  • stupormundi
  • 10-16-19

Badly read

This is not a pleasant listening experience and compares unfavourably with Ian McKellens reading of the Odyssey .. thhe reader sounds amateurish in comparison.