Here are a few essays on Aegean and Greek Mythos, and on the European Age of Enlightenment known as "The Enlightenment."
The Age of Gods. Bridging the age when gods lived alone and the age when divine interference in human affairs was limited was a transitional age in which gods and men moved freely together. One type of narrative about the age of gods tells the story of the birth and conflicts of the first divinities: Chaos, Nyx, Night; Eros, Love; Uranus, The Sky; Gaia, Earth; Titans and the triumph of Zeus, and the Olympians. Hesiod's Theogony is an example of this type. . . Go to: The Age of Gods
The Age of Heroes. According to Greek mythology, there once was a time when great events had occurred and the gods had involved themselves in human affairs. The story of King Minos and the slaying of the Minotaur he kept in the labyrinth, by the Greek hero Theseus, may be the mythic rendering of the battle for hegemony in the Aegean in which Mycenae took over Knossos. Homer’s epic the Iliad describes events of the . . . Go to: The Age of Heroes
The Age of Enlightenment, is a term used to describe the trends in thought
and letters in Europe and the American colonies during the 18th century prior to the French
Revolution. Often referred to as "The Enlightenment." The phrase was frequently employed
by writers of the period itself, convinced that they were emerging from centuries of darkness
and ignorance into a new age enlightened by reason, science, and a respect for humanity. .
. Go to: The Age