Hercules film/book comparison Edith Hamilton’s Mythology portrays the story of Hercules with a perfect complexity that can be understood by even the simplest of minds. Of all the tales told in Greek mythology, Hercules surpasses them all as one the greatest heroes of ancient Greece. According to the novel, Hercules is a story about an exceedingly strong demi-god who accomplishes a plethora of tasks never completed by man before including, the twelve labors he must forsee to purify his soul after killing his family. The Hollywood version starring Dwayne Johnson takes the basic knowledge from Greek mythology and creates a storyline with a more realistic rendition. In the movie he is rumored to be half god and half man but, in
His life was not easy–he endured many trials and completed many daunting tasks–but the reward for his suffering was a promise that he would live forever among the gods at Mount Olympus. Hercules had a complicated family tree. According to legend, his father was Zeus, ruler of all the gods on Mount Olympus and all the mortals on earth, and his mother was Alcmene, the granddaughter of the hero Perseus. Perseus, who was also said to be one of Zeus’ sons, famously beheaded the snake-haired Gorgon. Hercules had enemies even before he was born.
He is the ruler of the underworld. Hades is powerful compared to all the demigods. He is the killer for the planet and controls death for everyone on planet earth. His Roman name is Pluto they say this because he is such cold hearted god.Hades can trick people with fascination,I say this because he stole the master bolt of Zeus but blames it on Poseidon so he can vanquish. P.s(lying is bad) Poseidon is a thoughtful and trustworthy god.
During one such sacrifice, Daedalus told a young man Theseus how to escape from the labyrinth by tying a ball of string at the entrance so that he could retrace his steps after killing the Minotaur. Theseus was successful in his quest, and was able to kill the Minotaur. King Minos was livid because he knew Daedalus must have helped Theseus. Therefore, the King imprisoned Daedalus and his son Icarus in the Labyrinth. Daedalus knew that they could not escape on the ground; therefore, he looked to the sky.
He attempted to take over his father’s thrown, Cronus. After Zeus took his brothers and sisters from their father, Zeus gathers the younger gods at Mount Olympus and wages a war against Cronus. In the end Zeus and his brothers defeat Cronus and his fellow Titans. They banish all Titans to Tartaros. Zeus also has two brothers, brothers Poseidon and Hades.
The consequence of his decision is that shortly after Polyphemus devours most of his men but this bolsters him to conjure a plan to escape. After he successfully exits the cave by blinding the cyclopes, he and his surviving men board the ship. As a result of his pride, he calls out to the monster, "If anyone asks who put out your eye, tell them it was Odysseus of Ithaca!”(Hinds 109). Considering the fact Polyphemus is the son of Poseidon, the cyclops calls out to him and therefore starts the troublesome voyage for Odysseus back home. When he returns to Ithaca he learns to control his hubris by replacing it with patience.
Through a series of prophecies, Oedipus learns that he himself killed the king, who is his father, and married his mother, the queen. This drives him to become a blind beggar when his wife/mother commits suicide. Throughout the play, one can see that Oedipus’s fate was determined by forces outside his control, as seen by his lack of agency over the events leading to his eventual fate. The intractable gods’ manipulation in Oedipus’s fate is clearly shown by the various prophecies delivered by various oracles and prophets in the play. The first word of god in Oedipus the King commands the citizens of the plague-infested city to “drive out, and not to leave uncured within this country, a pollution we have nourished in our land” (96-98).
Possibly the most memorable quote is when Odysseus reveals his name to Polyphemus after having stabbed the cyclops in its eye. This shows Odysseus’s arrogance, and sets up the whole story for the rest of his conflicts. “When they had made fast the running gear all along the black ship, then they set up the mixing bowls, filling them brimful with wine, and poured to the gods immortal and everlasting but beyond all other gods they poured to Zeus’ gray-eyed daughter” (Book 2, 430-433). This was when Telemachus was leaving Ithaca to go to Pylos and see Nestor. They made an offering to Athena, ironically while she was in the ship disguised as Mentor.
Odysseus In "The Odyssey", Odysseus of Ithaca is put in many difficult situations on his journey. Some people may say that Odysseus was a good leader, they are wrong. I say that Odysseus was a bad leader in the long run, all of his men died because of him and the men were not loyal to Odysseus. Odysseus was selfish and he sometimes had too much pride in himself which got the men and him into trouble. Odysseus was also a clever and cunning man, but he was not a good leader to his men.
Written by Homer, The Iliad, portrays the life of Achilles, and how the Greek Hero allowed anger to overwhelm his decision making. Complications arise when anger leads to hate, pride, or suffering, and Achilles life illustrates the results of anger. Throughout the book anger slowly consumes Achilles and significantly changes results of the Trojan War. Causing him to act foolishly, Achilles’ anger brought harm upon many Greek people. Also, The Iliad teaches that anger caused a downfall to Achilles’ life.
Oedipus the King by Sophocles is a play about a man who was sent to be killed as a baby. Oedipus is the king of Thebes and considers the people of Thebes as his children. Thebes was cursed by a sphinx and the only way to cure it is to find the true killer of the previous king, Laius. Earlier in the play the Oracle at Delphi told Oedipus the tragic story about his destiny, and Oedipus makes it his mission to figure out if it was true. Oedipus was told that his fate was to kill his real father and marry his real birth mother.
Important because he was A Greek god that had a cunning personality who was son of Zeus and Maia. Hermes was born in Arcadia inside of a cave which was mountain Cyllene. In his childhood, he stole cattle from Apollo to use to create his lyre Hermes was a troublesome kid growing up. His father was Zeus and mother was Maia and uncle was Poseidon also had a step brother named Apollo. Hermes had a son Pan who was half man and half goat.
“Somebody help, this beast is going to eat me!” These were the words last uttered by Jon before the biggest monster ever seen in Greece ate him. Unfortunately, seeing flesh eating beasts was a very common site this time of the year in Athens. The citizens of the city were getting fed up with always having to worry about monsters eating them alive. One day, the king of Athens decided that he wanted to put an end to this problem. He wanted to find one strong, amazing hero that would fix their problems.
In Greek mythology, there are many Gods and Goddesses, but one of the most popular of them all is Hercules. Although Hercules is best known as the divine hero, he is also known for his influence of a moral lesson in today 's society and an act of destruction. Hercules is the son of Zeus, the sky and thunder god, and Alcmena, "the wife of Amphitryon, a distinguished Greek warrior and heir to the throne of Tiryns. "(Wickersham) He is considered a semi-god because his mother is a mortal. Hercules grew up with his mother and step-father Amphitryon.
In the myth of Cronus there is a prophecy that one of Cronus’ children will defeat him. He eats his children but the prophecy comes true when his wife, Rhea, tricks him. Zeus eventually overthrows him. In both myths characters who start out good end up doing bad things to friends and family for power. In the myth of Cronus he ate his kids to keep power.