Artemisia, the female ruler of Halicarnassus, was one of several prominent figures during the Achaemenid period of the Persian Empire. Noted for her significance as a naval commander and ascension to throne of Caria, the core aspects which led to her considerable impact on history have been debated and scrutinised by scholars and historians. Through analytical readings and evaluation of both primary and secondary sources, three main concluding reasons can be determined for the influence of Artemisia in ancient history: her tactical and strategic prowess during warfare, the relationship between Xerxes and Artemisia, and lastly, her portrayal by Herodotus with the relative performance of Artemisia alongside her fellow Persian commanders.
She was clever and well-educated and could speak several languages. She had romantic as well as military alliances with the Roman leaders Julius Caesar and Mark Antony.
Amelia Earhart was and still is an inspiration to so many people by influencing women’s rights and by being the first aviatrix that inspired so many other women to not only to be a pilot but they can be whoever they want to be.
“There are those who say fate is something beyond our command. That destiny is not our own, but I know better. Our fate lives within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it.” as stated by Merida from Brave, everyone has their own destiny and like these two girls they did not let their gender or their status defined them, they paved there own road to destiny. As much as these two girls have in common they have just as many differences as well. While Artemis is one of many children of Zeus and his affairs. She is a goddess from greek mythology, along with being a twin to Apollo. Merida is the eldest daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor along with being the heir to her family 's throne
She is a beautiful women who does not want to accompany Odysseus to her palace as she does not want to seem unfaithful to her pending husband. “For already you are being courted by all the best men”, here Athene is showing us that the princess has many potential suitors, yet she has remained loyal to her chosen man (Homer, 1967:5.34). When Odysseus meets Princess Nausicaä it is one of the few times that Odysseus himself shows sexual fidelity for his wife Penelope (Cliffnotes, 2016). Although, Odysseus acknowledges that the princess would make a lovely bride, he declines the offer of becoming her husband as he says that he would like to return home to his own wife. The goddess Artemis is one of the few goddesses known to be chaste and protect the virtuous countryside, she is a symbol of sexual fidelity (Homer,
Apollo was considered to be one of the most worshiped and important gods within Greek mythology and religion, being known as the god of prophecy, arts (music and poetry), healing, archery, the sun, and, to primitive shepherds, the god of flocks and pastures. (The Colombia Electronic Encyclopedia ) Apollo is said to have been born alongside Artemis
First, I will talk about Diana Ross’s life and struggles.In Biography.com it said “ Diana Ross was born on March 26, 1944 in Detroit ,Michigan.” She wanted to be a singer when she grew up. She is a singer, an actress and a record producer. Her middle names are Ernestine Earl. She left the supremes and became a solo singer. She was the second child of six kids. Because of her tight-knit
Athena, from the root Athens, is the Greek virgin Goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. Athena is a interesting goddess who has a peculiar family history, many interesting symbols and representations, and some legendary stories.
The relationships between the Greek gods and mortals have always been complicated. The gods can be generous and supportive, but also harsh and destructive towards the humans. They claim to be all powerful beings with unlimited power and influence, but in truth, they are far more human than they are perceived. They meddle with human lives, not because they are wise, but because of their own selfish reasons. In Homer’s The Odyssey, gods like Athena and Poseidon interfere with humans to satisfy their own desires, showing that they are just as imperfect and flawed as the mortals that they rule over.
In The Odyssey, by Homer, Athena influences the lives of Odysseus and his family. In Greek mythology, gods challenge and control mortals. Gods also provide support to mortals and thus, mortals depend and act on behalf of the gods and their decisions. Athena, daughter of Zeus, is the goddess of wisdom, and both Telemachus and Odysseus benefit from her power. Athena possesses the ability to disguise herself and others, and this skill allows her to give advice and guidance. For example, Athena uses her power of disguise to help Telemachus on his journey to find his father. She continues to use this power to disguise Odysseus as a beggar to allow him to reunite with his family and prove his power and worth to Penelope among the suitors. Telemachus and Odysseus are ultimately victorious because of Athena’s power; in fact, Athena is the hero of this epic poem.
How are women presented in The Odyssey, an epic by Homer? The women in the Odyssey are underrepresented as there are only two main female characters. But, from what I can gather they are seen as less than men. Even though they are seen as lesser they have truly mastered the sense of Metis as both Athena and Penelope are extremely clever.
Athena’s parents were among the most powerful and skilled of the gods. Athena’s mother was Metis, and her father was Zeus. Her siblings include Artemis, Aphrodite, the Muses, the Graces, Ares, Apollo, Dionysus, Hebe, Hermes, Heracles, Helen of Troy, Hephaestus, Minos, Perseus, and Porus. Athena was Zeus’s favorite child, and she was the daughter of Zeus. She had sprung fully from Zeus’s head, fully grown and clothed in armor. Now, you might think “How did Athena come out of Zeus’s head?” Well, here is the answer to the question. Metis, being the goddess of crafty thought and prudence, she will give birth to a child more powerful than him and overthrow him. Zeus thought “This can’t happen!” Then he tricked Metis into a game of changing shapes. Halfway through playing the game, Metis forgot about her prudence and changed into a fly. Zeus opened his mouth and zip! He swallowed Metis. From then on, Metis guided him in Zeus’s head. 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
What is the role of females in the Odyssey? Taking into consideration such characters as Penelope, Circe, Athena, Scylla and the Sirens. Discuss how women are portrayed in the epic.
The Wonder Woman film avails a rich source of opportunities for discussion of the impact of classical mythology on contemporary media. Diana of Themyscia belongs to the Amazon tribe of mysterious warrior women as described by Greek myth tales. The background of the origin of this warrior tribe in the film is a conflict of divine proportions among Greek gods.
Women in ancient Rome, much like other places during this time, were not treated equal to men and had to work even harder than men to get noticed. However, a few Roman women did go down in history as great influencers. A women was saw as the housekeeper and the caretaker of the children. Although women were not considered important to the Roman empire, they were crucial for Roman life and made an impact on the ancient world.