7. Astrological Heritage
7.3. E305A Astro-Mythology: An Introduction
Instructors: Inga Thornell
Diploma elective or can be applied to the Alternate Traditions Certificate.
This course relates the planets to the Greek and Roman gods. Understanding the gods and their mythology provides helpful background information to astrological chart delineation and synthesis. The Greco-Roman Gods have not been worshipped in any official capacity for over 2000 years, and yet this mythology is also the foundation for much of the allusion, characters, and literary forms in Western literature.
- Creation myths and their significance
- The contrast of Greek and Roman attitudes about the Olympian gods and goddesses
- In-depth discussion of Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Hermes
- Identifying appropriate planetary keywords for the planets
- Group work in applying the mythological stories to astrological charts
By the end of this class, students will be able to adopt appropriate and historically realistic keywords for the planets, locate significant themes related to myth in the chart, and realize that myths are personal as well as universal