An Analysis Of Ovid's Metamorphoses

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1.1 Introduction Myths, Legends and Lores have been around since time immemorial. Be it through oral form of storytelling or written form, the concept of a God or a higher being has persisted through the years. The Greeks and the Romans were no strangers to this concept. They too had, not only a wide but also a diverse variety of gods all with supernatural strengths and traits particular to their area of proficiency. Though the years may have passed or the civilizations may have eroded, it is these characters and their extraordinary characteristics that have endured till today. Not only have they persisted, they have been re-popularized in recent years through the 21st Century media. One of the best examples of this can be given through the popular mythological and…show more content…
Conclusion Ovid's Metamorphoses is a collection of poems chronicling the history of the creation of the world, according to the poet written in the 8th Century CE. Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a mythological fiction series by Rick Riordan and through its modern writing depicts the story of the life of a young Demigod written in the 21st Century CE. Both these texts are as far away from each other in terms of era, language, genre and aimed demographic as can be. However, through the common thread of belief and culture, what should have been lost and forgotten has not only endured but has revitalized with renewed vigour. Therefore, it is evident that the old concept of Gods, Goddesses, Deities and Demigods have not only been re-popularised, but they also remain true to their lineage of more than a thousand years prior. The ideologies and the popular beliefs pertaining to particular characters - both mortal and immortal - from both the texts are very much similar, not only regarding the more popular Gods and Goddesses, but also in terms of the mythical creatures and mythical structures as shown above. Ergo, with the eroding of time the dogmas of the common people have remained
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