Hesiod

HesiodIn existographies, Hesiod (c.750-650BC) (IQ:150|#525) (Cattell 1000:477) [RGM:301|1,500+] (ACR:15) (CR:41) was Greek poet noted for his c.700BC Theogony, meaning “The Creation of the Gods” or "birth of the gods", wherein he seemingly transliterates the Egyptian creation myths, the Heliopolis creation myth, in particular, into a Greek god version of the creation of the universe, according to which in the beginning was Chaos, the primordial void or chasm of darkness, from which springs the feminine principle Gaia (earth) and then Eros (desire), which establishes the procreative principle by which the cosmos became populated. [1]

Theogony
In c.640BC, Hesiod, in his Theogony, meaning “The Creation of the Gods” or "birth of the gods", produced a Greek variant of the older Egyptian creation myths, wherein, starting with, seemingly, the Hermopolis creation myth (c.240BC), he situates “chaos” first, which is a secular rescript of the Egypt gods Nun and Naunet, the male and female gods of chaos, respectively, according to the Ogdoad model.

Solon
See main: God character equivalences
Related to Hesiod, and his supposed used of Egyptian gods to make Greek gods, seemingly, is Greek reformer Solon (c.638-558BC), according to Plato (Ѻ), substituted Greek names for Egyptian ones, in writing about the deities, according to which Amen-Ra became Zeus, Set became Typhon, Osiris became Dionysus, Horus became Hercules, Shu became Atlas, etc.

Goethe | Love theories
Both Cupid (chemistry of love) and Prometheus (fire of life), supposedly, trace to Hesiod, as employed in coded form in Goethe’s Elective Affinities (see: love theories).

Moral | Thanatos
The Greek god of death Thanatos, seemingly modeled on the Egyptian gods Osiris (life after life) / Anubis (death after death) division, is attributed to Hesiod; the following being an example quotes: [2]

“And there the children of dark Night have their dwellings, Sleep and Death, awful gods. The glowing Sun never looks upon them with his beams, neither as he goes up into heaven, nor as he comes down from heaven. And the former of them roams peacefully over the earth and the sea's broad back and is kindly to men; but the other has a heart of iron, and his spirit within him is pitiless as bronze: whomsoever of men he has once seized he holds fast: and he is hateful even to the deathless gods.”

This, in turn, became rewritten into the story of the Roman gods Mor (death) and Vita (life), whose arrival signifies either death or life, respectively, and hence is the etymology behind the terms the term “morality” and what is is considered "moral", as coined by coined by Cicero (“On Fate”, 45BC).

Quotes | By
The following are quotes employed by Kamerlingh-Onnes:

“Between us and goodness, the gods have placed the [work] sweat of our brows.”
— Hesiod (c.850BC), "Note on Sheet of Paper", found amid papers of Onnes at the Boerhaave Museum, Leiden; on this same sheet, of note, one can also read quotes from Schiller, Goethe, Shakespeare, Homer, Pindar and Dante [4]

References
1. Palmer, Michael. (2013). Atheism for Beginners: a Coursebook for Schools and Colleges (pg. 13). Lutterworth Press.
2. Hesiod. (c.700BC). Theogony (Ѻ). Publisher.
3. Kamerlingh-Onnes, Heike. (1991). Through Measurement to Knowledge: The Selected Papers of Heike Kamerlingh Onnes 1853–1926 (Amz). Springer.

External links
Hesiod – Wikipedia.

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