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The Great Greek Myths - Zeus and the Conquest of Power

Hosted by a member of the Global Writing & Storytelling Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Thu 24 Mar 21:30 - 22:30

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This series sets out to recount these ancient stories using animations created especially for the occasion, and illustrations chosen from the entire history of art. This dynamic blend, a bridge between modernity and history, ancient narrative and contemporary dramatic art, is a new way to discover or re-discover this part of our universal heritage.

To earn the title of Master of Olympus, Zeus took many important steps, and overcame many challenges.
His story is one of an incredible conquest of power, dating back to time immemorial, when the world began. Born from Chaos, Gaia - Mother Earth - mated with Uranus, the sky. Many children were born from their union, notably the Titans and the Cyclops. The youngest of the Titans, Kronos, revolted against his father, who had suffocated his mother and their children. Having beaten his father, he decided to swallow all his own children to avoid the risk of one of them stealing power from him. Yet the youngest child survived, and waged a war against Kronos, the Titans, and many other creatures. This God was none other than Zeus.

We will watch the first episode (duration 26 minutes) and we can talk about it