Theogony

by

Hesiod

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The Sickle

In the Theogony, the sickle (a type of curved sword) is representative both of violent succession of power, as well as a link to the natural world and the cycles of life, death, and…

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Thunder and Lightning

Thunder and lightning are some of Zeus’ most powerful weapons, and are symbolic of his total command over both the realm of the gods and the human world. Hesiod emphasizes that “his is the thunder…

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