It happened that Metis was going to have a child, and she was making armor and making a splendid robe for her child. For a while, Zeus suffered pounding headaches, and Hephaestus, being skilled at the tools, split open his father’s skull. Athena jumped out of Zeus’s head, thunder roared, and the gods stood in awe. There was this one time that made Athena very mad, when she turned one of the weavers Arachne, into a spider after the mortal girl insulted Athena and the Olympian gods. One of Athena’s pupils, Arachne, was
A few months ago Proserpina the daughter of Ceres, goddess of grain, was kidnapped by Pluto, god of the underworld. Ceres is too sad to even grow plants on earth. People wonder if Zeus will step in and stop this. The Greeks say that Proserpina wanted to go to the underworld. The Romans say that Proserpina was kidnapped by Pluto and that Pluto is forcing Proserpina to be his wife.
Several myths about human women display the underlying feelings that Greek men held. They believed that women could be easily distracted or swayed from their morals with gold and jewelry, like Atalanta or Procris. Or that no matter how independent a woman thinks she is, she will always loose against men, like the Amazons. In the case of Medea, as a foreign woman, she was evil. She was a sorceress who was perfectly fine with murdering men, including her own brother and children.
A centaur named Nessus had to cross one by one across the river. First Nessus took Hercules across the river, then he went back for Hercules bride. Once the centaur took his bride to the middle of the river he tried to rape her! Hercules got charged up and shot A poison bow at the centaur and thought he killed it. Before the centaur died he gave his bride a potion of centaur blood saying "if you ever think he is getting tired of you or wants to leave you for another woman use this to get his feelings back."
He viewed Odysseus and his men as intruders. To show them how angry he is, Polyphemus does this “Then he dismembered them and maid his meal/ gasping and crunching like a mountain lion everything: innards, flesh and marrow bones” (9.195-198). The Cyclops savagely murdered Odysseus’s men. After he is done, Odysseus and his men make a plan to leave. There plan is to get the Cyclops drunk and stab his eye out, so he cannot see and they can escape.
“They have their heads above the ice, but cannot bend their necks.”(Aligheri pg. 261) Here, because Nero had committed treason against his country of Rome, his eternal punishment must be getting bound to a stake in a mock-like amphitheatre of Rome, in a blaze full of fire. Here, bounded by his extremities, (same way he murdered Christians) Nero’s soldiers would shoot arrows directly at his body, while lions gnaw at his dismembered carcass. He would forever live in the ultimate guilt of betraying his people, by forever being tormented in a setting where he profusely called home. Nero has become one of the most infamous men that ever lived.
Similar But Different A teenage girl named goes to live with her father in Folks, a dark, rainy town. Under the gloomy weather of Folks, the girl, Bella, finds out secrets that change her her understanding of the world. The town also begins to change upon her arrival; love and lust bloom, fights break out, ancient secrets are revealed and the people she loves are woven into danger’s deadly threads. In Homer’s The Odyssey, Helen, the most beautiful mortal woman, is entrapped by Aphrodite, who offers her to Paris in exchange for a golden apple. Paris accepts and steals Helen away, beginning the Trojan war.
Camilla mocks and assaults her victims just as Aeneas and Turnus do. She uses a spear; she is depicted fighting the same way Aeneas does when he “…brandishes his high spear, that tree of a spear, and shouts from a savage heart” (384). Turnus includes her in his plan to ambush Aeneas. Camilla asserts, “Permit me to risk the first shock of battle. You stay here on foot and guard the walls” (341).
Upon entering he marked his trail with the thread the King’s daughters had given him and started his pursuit to find the Minotaur. Once he found the Minotaur he killed him with repeated hits with his fists and/or (depending on where you hear the story) used one of his father's swords, that he smuggled in, to slay the great beast. Then he made his way out of the maze with several other Athenians that he had found and saved from the depths of the Labyrinth. The King's daughters were amazed and they went back with him to Athens ("MINOTAUR : Bull-headed Man of the Labyrinth of Crete, Labor Theseus ; Greek Mythology ; Pictures :
Niobe is the daughter of Tantalus. She bore seven sons and seven daughters of her own, and she thought very highly of them. When she bragged to the gods about how wonderful her children were, she offended Leto. As punishment for the offense, Leto sent the twin gods Artemis (goddess of the hunt) and Apollo (god of music among many other things) to kill each of Niobe’s children. Niobe watched as her children were shot down one by one, and this sent her into shock.
Due to this Leto had to give birth to the twins on a floating island that was above ground and hidden from sunlight. ("Artemis") Apollo and Artemis defended their mother when a woman named Niobe challenged her honor. Niobe had six sons and six daughters and boasted that her offspring outshone those of Leto. Leto did not stand for this and sent her children to get vengeance. Apollo and Artemis took it upon themselves to shoot and kill all of Niobe 's children with their arrows out of dignity for their mother.