Analysis Of Hesiod 's ' The Theogony ' Essay
Hesiod begins the Theogony with an invocation of the muses. This links Hesiod to the divine, in order to link his words with their authority he declares that they are the source of his stories.
“Muses of Helicon, let us begin our song with them, who hold the great and holy mountain of Helicon(1-2)”
“From the beginning, also tell the one of them who came first. First of all Chawos [Gap] came into being. But then Gaia broad-chested, always the unshakable seat of all the immortals who hold the peaks of snowy Olympus, and dark Tartarus in the recesses of the wide-wayed earth, and Eros, the most beautiful among the immortal gods, loosener of limbs, who subdues the mind and prudent counsel in the chests of all gods and of all men.” (115-21) So the beginning is…