Book I: Summary and Analysis
The poet: expresses intention to tell stories of transformations
Nature or God: force that put an end to original chaos
The Winds: the winds that blow across the world’s surface, including Zephyr god of the warm west, and Boreas, god of the cold the North Wind
Earth: the planet whose land, air and water are ruled by the gods
Saturn: son of Heaven and Earth; father of three sons—Jove, Neptune, and Pluto; father of three
daughters—Juno, Ceres and Vesta; father of Chiron the Centaur.
Jove: lord of heaven; son of Saturn and Rhea, husband of Juno.
Giants: attempted an attack on Heaven
Lycaon: a barbarous king of...
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