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In Greek mythology, Ophion ("serpent"), also called Ophioneus ruled the world with Eurynome before the two of them were cast down by Cronus and Rhea, according to some sources. Pherecydes of Syros's Heptamychia is the first attested mention of Ophion. Jump to: navigation, search Greek mythology comprises the collected narratives of Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, originally created and spread within an oral-poetic tradition. ... In Greek mythology, there were many women with the name Eurýnomê (far ruling). Wife of Ophion and a daughter of Oceanus (may be the same as the following) An Oceanid who mothered the Charites (may be the same as the following) Daughter of King Nisus of Megara and mother of... Cronus receives the Omphalos Stone from his wife Rhea and devours it unaware that Zeus was safe; painting was made between 475 B.C. and 425 B.C. Cronus (of obscure etymology, perhaps related to horned), also spelled Cronos or Kronos, is often confused with Chronos/Khronos. ... Rhea tricks her husband Cronus by giving him the Omphalos Stone instead of Zeus. ... Pherecydes of Syros (in Greek: Φερεχύδης) was a Greek thinker from the island of Siros, Magna Graecia of the 6th century BC. Pherecydes authored the Heptamychia, one of the first attested prose works in Greek literature, which formed an important bridge between mythic and pre-Socratic though. ...

The story was apparently popular in Orphic poetry, of which only fragments survive. Jump to: navigation, search The head of Orpheus, from an 1865 painting by Gustave Moreau. ...

Apollonius of Rhodes in his Argonautica (1.495f) summarizes a song of Orpheus: Apollonius of Rhodes (Apollonius Rhodius), librarian at Alexandria, was a poet, the author of Argonautica, a literary epic retelling of ancient material concerning Jason and the Argonauts quest for the Golden Fleece in the mythic land of Colchis. ... This article or section should be merged with Jason. ... Jump to: navigation, search The head of Orpheus, from an 1865 painting by Gustave Moreau. ...

He sang how the earth, the heaven and the sea, once mingled together in one form, after deadly strife were separated each from other; and how the stars and the moon and the paths of the sun ever keep their fixed place in the sky; and how the mountains rose, and how the resounding rivers with their nymphs came into being and all creeping things. And he sang how first of all Ophion and Eurynome, daughter of Oceanus, held the sway of snowy Olympus, and how through strength of arm one yielded his prerogative to Cronos and the other to Rhea, and how they fell into the waves of Oceanus; but the other two meanwhile ruled over the blessed Titan-gods, while Zeus, still a child and with the thoughts of a child, dwelt in the Dictaean cave; and the earthborn Cyclopes had not yet armed him with the bolt, with thunder and lightning; for these things give renown to Zeus.

Lycophron (1191) relates that Zeus' mother, that is Rhea, is skilled in wrestling, having cast the former queen Eurynome into Tartarus. Oceanus or Okeanos refers to the ocean, which the Greeks and Romans regarded as a river circling the world. ... This article refers to a mountain in Greece. ... In Greek mythology, the Titans (Greek Τιταν, plural Τιτανες) are among a series of gods, some of whom opposed Zeus and the Olympian gods in their ascent to power. ... Jump to: navigation, search Statue of Zeus Phidias created the 12-m (40-ft) tall statue of Zeus at Olympia about 435 BC. The statue was perhaps the most famous sculpture in ancient Greece, imagined here in a 16th-century engraving. ... This page is about the mythical creatures. ... Lycophron was a Greek poet and grammarian. ... In Greek mythology, Tartarus, or Tartaros, is both a deity and a place in the underworld — even lower than Hades. ...

Nonnus in his Dionysiaca has Hera say (8.158f): The Greek epic poet Nonnus (Greek Nonnos), a native of Panopolis (Akhmim) in the Egyptian Thebaid, probably lived at the end of the 4th or the beginning of the 5th century AD. He produced the Dionysiaca, an epic tale of the god Dionysus, a paraphrase of the Gospel of John...

I will go to the uttermost bouds of Oceanus and share the hearth of primeval Tethys; thence I will pass to the house of Harmonia and abide with Ophion.

Harmonia here is probably an error in the text for Eurynome. Ophion is mentioned again by Nonnus (12.43): In Greek mythology, Tethys was a Titaness and sea goddess who was both sister and wife of Oceanus. ... In Greek mythology, Harmonia is the goddess of harmony and concord. ...

Beside the oracular wall she saw the first tablet, old as the infinite past, containing all the things in one: upon it was all that Ophion lord paramount had done, all that ancient Cronus accomplished.

We also have fragments of the writings of the early philosopher Pherecydes of Syros (6th century BCE) who devised a myth or legend in which powers known as Zas and Chronos 'Time' and Chthonie 'Of the Earth' existed from the beginning and in which Chronos creates the universe. Some fragments of this work mention a birth of Ophioneus and a battle of the gods between Cronus (not Chronos) on one side and Ophioneus and his children on the other in which an agreement is made that however pushes the other side into Ogenos will lose and the winner will hold heaven. Pherecydes of Syros (in Greek: Φερεχύδης) was a Greek thinker from the island of Siros, Magna Graecia of the 6th century BC. Pherecydes authored the Heptamychia, one of the first attested prose works in Greek literature, which formed an important bridge between mythic and pre-Socratic though. ... In Greek mythology, Chronos (often mystically confused with the Titan Cronus) was the personification of time. ...

Eusebius of Caearea in his Praeparatio (1.10) cites Philo of Byblos as declaring that Pherecydes took Ophion and the Ophionidae from the Phoenicians. The more famous Philo of Alexandria (20 BCE - 40 CE) was an educated Hellenized Jewish philosopher. ...

Robert Graves in his book The Greek Myths (ISBN 0140171991) attempted to reconstruct a supposed Pelasgian creation myth involving Ophion as a serpent created by a supreme goddess called Eurynome dancing on the waves. She is fertlized by the serpent and in the form of Night lays a golden egg on the waters about which Ophion entwines until eventually it hatches and the world issues forth. Then Ophion and Eurynome dwell in the world on Mt. Olympus until Ophion's boasting leads Eurynome to banish him to the darkness below the earth. Portrait of Robert Graves (circa 1974) by Rab Shiell Robert von Ranke Graves (July 24, 1895–December 7, 1985) was an English scholar, best remembered for his work as a poet and novelist. ... Ancient Greek writers used the name Pelasgian to refer to groups of people who preceded the Greeks and dwelt in several locations in mainland Greece, Crete, and other regions of the Aegean as neighbors of the Hellenes. ...

Most have found it poetic but too freely and obviously constructed to fit Grave's theories to be convincing, too different from the texts that we have and too idiosyncratic.

2. One genus of family Ichneumonidae (parasitic wasps) Jump to: navigation, search Subfamilies Lycorininae Orthopelmatinae Orthocentrinae Tersilochinae Microleptinae Mesochorinae Xoridinae Acaenitinae Ophioninae Anomaloninae Cremastinae Porizontinae Diplazontinae Metopiinae Scolobatinae Tryphoninae Banchinae Ephialtinae (=Pimplinae) Gelinae (=Crytinae) Ichneumoninae The Ichneumonidae is a family of the Ichneumonoidea Categories: Insect stubs ...

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