Demeter, the goddess of fertile, green earth was the daughter of two of the titans, Cronus and Rhea (Freeman 69-70). She was an Olympian along with her brother Zeus and the two eventually they had a daughter together named Persephone (Encyclopedia Mythica). In works of art, Demeter is frequently shown melancholy and thoughtful (Encyclopedia Mythica). She is commonly referred to in the myth where Persephone is kidnapped and the myth in which she becomes the nurse for the King of Eleusis's children. Demeter is a notable figure in Greek mythology.
The Egyptian Goddess of healing, plagues and war and destruction was Sekhmet. Sekhmet means “The Powerful One.” Sekhmet is shown as a woman with a lioness head. She will often have a sun disk and uracus on her headdress. Sekhmet symbolizes the heat of the sun. She is worshiped in Memphis along with her husband Ptah and their son Nefertum.
This plot highlights the relationship between mother and child. It provides female perspective of arranged marriages which were common in ancient Greece and still practiced in some parts of the world today. In her depression after learning Persephone has been kidnapped and that it was and arranged marriage decreed by Zeus, Demeter goes searching to fill the void and her need to mother. When disguised as an elderly woman she describes her elderly appearance as “A woman past her prime.” (Thury and Devinney 439). This myth presents the cycle of what female life was expected to be like for women in ancient Greek society.
Amina was probably the granddaughter of the Sarkin King Zazzau Nohir. Zazzua was one of the Hausa city-states that dominated the trans-Saharan trade after the collapse of the Songhai Empire. At the age of sixteen, Amina became the heir apparent to her mother, the ruling queen of Zazzua. When her mother died around 1566, her younger brother Karama became King. Apparently it was Amina’s choice as she was the leading warrior of the Zazzua cavalry and wanted to continue that as her military achievements brought her great wealth and power.
But after about seven years she had been crowned king and taken full power as a co-ruler with Thutmose III, with Hatshepsut playing the role as the more dominant king. The most prominent aspect leading to her success consisted of her handpicked and loyal officials, most of whom controlled key exponents of her government (Tyldesley pars. 2-3). Fearing that the people would revolt against her rule, Hatshepsut spoke out and stated that her rise to power had been prophesized some eighty years before. She also told her people that she was a demi-goddess and that she was conceived when the god Amon had impregnated her mother.
Persephone, otherwise known as Kore, and according to the Ancient History Encyclopedia, “Kore signifies both ‘daughter’ and ‘maiden’.” She was the goddess of vegetation and grain. She mostly gets that from her mother, Demeter. This is how Persephone became the Queen of the Underworld. Persephone’s parents are Zeus and Demeter, but Demeter cares more about
She had tried every trick in her power to attain power and throne so that she is able to rule the place the way she wanted. The novel written by John Steinbeck “Of Mice and Men” is mainly about two men George Milton and Lennie Small who are displaced migrant ranch workers. They move from place to place in California regarding new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States. The character that will be in focus from this novel is Curley’s Wife. Curley was another character in the novel that crosses path with Lennie and George.
Athena- Goddess of Wisdom, Military Victory, and Womanly Arts Athena, goddess of wisdom, military victory, and womanly arts. She was a patron of Athens and was the half sister of Hercules. Originally Athena was pre-eminently the goddess of the city, the protector of civilized life, of handicraft, and agriculture. Athena's parents were Zeus and a nymph known as Metis. Athena wore a Aegis, and a goatskin shield which had a fringe of snakes covering it.
She reflects on her actions in books three and six, and she concludes the lament for Hector at the end of the Iliad. THETIS: a sea goddess, wife of the warrior, Peleus, and divine mother of Achilles. She foretold Achilles' fate, intervened with Zeus on his behalf (bk. 1), mourned the death of Patrocolus (bk. 18), and brought her son divine armour made by the god, Hephaestus The Bold and The Beautiful is the story around the Forrester family and their luxurious fashion enterprise, Forrester Creations.
. [and] took prominent roles in political, religious, and artistic life” (UNC “Boudicca”); this hierarchy deeply influenced Boudicca’s success as a leader in combat. One of her main motivations was the injustice that Rome had inflicted upon her family after her husband, the Iceni king, had died. Although he and Emperor Nero had agreed beforehand to divide Celtic land between his daughters and the empire, Rome claimed the entire estate for
He made land to stand on and when he was feeling lonely he created his son and daughter who were named Shu the god of air and Tefnut the goddess of mist. Both gods were given their roles in the balance of chaos that was a form of a feather named Maat, and they gave birth to Geb the earth and Nut the sky. Geb and Nut had been together from the very beginning until Shu sent the sky god to the heavens. Geb made rain to grow plants on the earth, and she gave birth to the sun. Shu and Tefnut gave birth to more gods like Isis, Seth, Thoth, and Osiris.
My constellation myth involves the Greek gods. It is a tale of great tragedy and it goes like this: Once there was a young Greek goddess. Her name was Persephone and she was the beautiful daughter of Demeter and Zeus. Her mother was the goddess of crops and harvest, and her father was the lord of the sky and all the gods. Persephone was the goddess of Spring.
The daughter of Zeus and Demeter, seemed to have someone mindful of her always, a father to watch above and a mother who watched her roam the earth, Kore, girl, what could fit better. However, now she is known as Persephone, a name that seems to claim more power and respect. The origin of Persephone’s name, is considered to have its roots from the Greek word of pertho that translates to ‘the destroyer’ (www.behindthename.com/name/Persephone). After being taken away to the underworld by Hades she earns a new domain. Now she, no longer responsible for the harvest as was her mother, guards the gates back to life, Queen of the Underworld.
She became the Pharaoh by ruling with her brother then exiling him from power. She stopped the roman empire from taking over Egypt and was very successful in growing Egypt. She assassinated both her brothers and had 2 husbands and 4 children. She was Pharaoh for 21 years, she began her reign in 51 B.C. and died as Pharaoh on August 12th, 30 B.C.