Starts 6th March, 10am-12pm, 5 Wednesdays, $60
6 March 2024 - 3 April 2024
Ancient Europe was filled with gods - of sky, sea, earth, wind, love, and more. From Egypt through Greece to Rome, the Norse and the Celts, a plethora of polytheisms developed with their own interesting supporting mythology. In this course we consider some of the biggest pantheons, their foundation stories, important myths and philosophical understandings of the universe. We will also consider the theological onslaught of their neighbours, including Middle East monotheisms, and what happened to the temples and other holy places that once shaped these great nations.
Michael Couch has been teaching community education courses for over a decade. With an academic background in Philosophy, Classical Studies, Education and History, he recently completed his PhD in the History of Philosophy of Education in New Zealand. He enjoys learning new topics, and incorporates passion and wry humour into all the courses he teaches.