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Thetis: the goddess between four worlds

Yamagata, Naoko (2019). Thetis: the goddess between four worlds. In: Christopoulos, M. and Paiz, M. eds. The Upper and the Under World in Homeric and Archaic Epic: Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on the Odyssey, Ithaca. Ithaca, Greece: Centre for Odyssean Studies (In Press).

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Abstract

Thetis is a goddess whose activities take her across four domains of the Homeric universe, namely heaven (Mt. Olympus), the earth, the underworld and the sea, which is her native home. By observing how Thetis crosses the boundaries between heaven, the earth, the sea and the underworld by herself and through her son and his fate, this paper aims to deepen our understanding of Homeric theology and cosmology. It also compares her movements between the four worlds with those of other principal deities, to illustrate her uniqueness in the Homeric pantheon and the uniqueness of the tale of Achilles.

Item Type: Book Section
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures > Classical Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 59052
Depositing User: Naoko Yamagata
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2019 08:58
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2019 11:29
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/59052
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