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Hesiod

A poet who lived in the Boeotian town of Ascra around 700 BC, making him more or less contemporaneous with Homer. Hesiod composed two long poems, the Theogony and Works and Days. In antiquity, other poems were ascribed to him, but their authenticity is doubted: they are generally considered to have been created by later poets. An important example of these later poems is the fragmentary Catalogue of Women (ca. sixth century BC).

Challenging Zeus

Challenging Zeus

The monstrous Typhon

Shortly after he had overthrown the Titans, Zeus was challenged by a monstrous creature: Typhon. The offspring of Gaia and Tartaros, Typhon was a monster with reptilian characteristics and the ability to breathe fire.

Written by Josho Brouwers

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