The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology

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CONTENTS
List of illustrationsxi
Prefacexv
1 Sources for Greek Myth 1
2 The beginnings of things 21
First beginnings21
The family of Night25
Gaia, Ouranos and the Titans31
Descendants of the Titans40
The family of Pontos and Gaia50
3 The rise of Zeus and revolts against his rule 65
The Greek succession myth65
The further mythology of Kronos and Rhea69
Zeus and his earlier life73
The brides of Zeus and the origins of the Olympian gods76
The revolt of Typhon82
The revolt of the Giants86
The Aloadai and their revolt91
Zeus and Prometheus92
4 The brothers and sisters of Zeus 98
Poseidon, the lord of the seas and the earthquake98
Hades and the mythology of the Underworld107
Hades, Persephone and Demeter125
Hera134
Hestia, the virgin goddess of the hearth139
5 The younger Olympian gods and goddesses 141
Apollo142
Hermes158

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