Fatal Flaw And Fatal Flaws In Greek Mythology

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Gods, Monsters, and Fatal Flaws/ Hubris People all over the world love to study Greek mythology because of the monsters, magic, and mystical world created by the Greek gods. Therefore, kids and adults have been amazed by the cleverness of gods like Cronos, the monstrous Scylla, and the fatal flaw/ hubris. These key characters, downfalls, and pride are important aspects of Greek mythology and culture because of the important role they play in many Greek myths. The son of Uranus and Gaea, Cronos the youngest of twelve Titans. He killed his father with his harp, separating Heaven from Earth. He had now become the new leader of the Titans. Cronos is the God of time, and the sickle is a sign that he is there (Atsma). “ In fear of a prophecy that he would in turn be overthrown by his…show more content…
A fatal flaw can be defined as the downfall (“Tragic Flaw”). Hubris would be considered a tragic/ fatal flaw because sometimes people are overconfident. Almost all the time bad things happen, when people have too much pride. For example, the Odyssey had the hubris in it. Odysseus and his men went into the Cyclops's cave (“The Odyssey”). Odysseus and his men all gathered up and stabbed the Cyclop in his eye, and Odysseus had the urge to say his name out loud (“The Odyssey). Another example is when Phaethon had so much pride, he got his father to let him drive the chariot to the sun. His father granted the boy’s wishes and gave him the reigns, but with him not knowing how to control the chariot it went out of control and he later on died (Atsma). This provides the key aspects of Greek mythology and culture because of the important roles Cronos, Scylla, Fatal Flaw/Hubris play. Cronos is a god that got beat by his kids. He swallowed all of them whole. Scylla is a horrible sea monster, that appears in the Odyssey. The fatal flaw/hubris plays important roles in many Greek
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