He used it to outsmart many of the characters, which is most likely why he made it home after the many obstacles he faced. At the Cyclops Island when Odysseus and the 12 chosen men talk to The Cyclops, they can tell he is no good. When the Cyclops asks where their ship is, Odysseus tells him it has been wrecked so the Cyclops doesn’t try to wreck it himself or take his men. Odysseus tells Cyclops, “My ship? / Poseidon Lord, who sets the earth a-tremble, / broke it up on the rocks at your land’s end” (9.
Hades wanted Meg to destroy Hercules even though she had true feelings for him.Hades the dragon of Hercules. Hades has been trying to destroy Hercules since he was a baby. Hercules has one task which is to become a god and immortal . Hercules virtue is to continue his true love for Meg. Hercules was known as a noble teen in the movie, but a murderer in the Myth.
Athena - she is considered as the daughter of Zeus and goddess of wisdom, purposeful battle, and the womanly arts. Athena assists Odysseus and Telemachus with divine powers throughout the epic, and she speaks up for them in the councils of the gods on Mount Olympus. Without Athena, odysseus would probably not be in the story anymore. Without Athena’s help, Odysseus could have been hurt by the unfriendly (toward foreigners) Phaeacians. But thanks to Athena, he was fine.
Hera was angry that Hercules had a family and was happy. She drove him mad, making him kill Megara and his three children. Once he realized what he did, he went to Apollo (some sources say the Oracle of Delphi) and begged for penance. Apollo told Hercules to do these tasks as a punishment for his wrongs, so that the evil might be cleansed from his spirit. Hercules also had to go to the city of Tiryns, ruled over by Eurystheus.
The earthquake god was one of the people that did not want Odysseus to be happy and with his family. Homer seems to put Poseidon as one of the bad guys that are always against Odysseus. The Cyclops is Poseidon's son and Odysseus had just stabbed his son’s eye (Cyclops) Poseidon always thought Odysseus as an enemy. Then Poseidon said “Odysseus would suffer long and hard, before he made it home”(149-150) the only thing that Poseidon wanted was for Odysseus to suffer and feel the same way Cyclops felt when Odysseus and his men stabbed his eye. Poseidon purposely sabotage Odysseus’ ships, which killed many of his men.
The ancient Greeks explained a tsunami as a way the Gods would exert their hate towards them. “the boom of a heavy surf on jagged reefs— roaring breakers crashing down on an ironbound coast, exploding in fury” (Homer 90). Poseidon is the God of the sea and everything in it. Odysseus blinded Poseidon’s son, Polyphemus who vows revenge on Odysseus. Polyphemus informs his father who claims vengeance upon the loss of his son’s only eye.
Zeus is the ruler of Olympus and the skies and Hades is the ruler of the underworld. All sailors worshipped me, once they set out on a great voyage, they worshipped me by saying a prayer and sacrificing a horse by drowning it in the ocean. If they did not
Beyond simply the end of her stint in Book 4, Dido’s tragic conclusion has repercussions that extend beyond the scope of the poem itself, as it forces the Romans of Virgil’s time to reconsider their heritage. Before succumbing to the fire, Dido prays to the gods that her vengeance on Aeneas should transcend their own lifetimes. “Tyrians, drive with relentless hate against his stock and every / Future brood, and dispatch them as ritual gifts to my ashes. / No love must ever exist between our two peoples, no treaties.” (4.622-624) Once again, in a good bit of contrast, Dido now wishes to forever reopen animosities between Tyrians and Trojans—and by extension Romans and Greeks—after previously seeking to put them aside. This is an interesting
Regardless of what occurs, it 's all the doing of the gods. Humans are like puppets; they have the freedom of choice however their decisions are constantly interfered by the gods. The god’s are given respect due to their extreme power, as mortals know, if offended a god, one would most likely have to face severe consequences. Nonetheless, the gods are not all powerful, as they have emotions that drive them hence weakens them. In Ancient Greek society, having the gods in your favor played a critical role in peoples daily lives, as the gods would extremely influence decision, have significant power over one’s fate, and have direct involvement in the lives of humans.
Athena conjured up a storm in the Aegean sea. She was furious about Ajax’s blasphemy, which occurred at the sack of Troy. -The storm destroyed Agamemnon’s fleet that Ajax was sailing. Ajax bragged that he escaped unharmed. Poseidon was not pleased with his arrogance so he struck Ajax w. his trident and killed him.
In book five of the Oddessy , the reader can distinguish a great stage in the hero 's journey. In book five the most prevailing stage that we see a test, allies, and enemies. For example Odysseus foremost ally and mentor Athena is pleading and negotiation his fortune with the other gods. After triumphantly doing so Odysseus constructs a ship with the help of Calypso another ally and lover in order to abandon the island and recommence his journey. After setting sail we see a case of Odysseus 's enemy the god of the sea Poseidon return and disrupt the journey by producing a storm that nearly kills him.
In a fit of rage, Daedalus pushes Talus off a cliff and kills him. Daedalus leaves Athens and wonders, until he ends up in Crete. King Minos hires Daedalus to build the labyrinth and the minotaur is the guardian of the labyrinth. Daedalus realizes King Minos is holding him as a prisoner. Daedalus figures out a way to escape.
Everything in this games means a lot, there isn’t any pointless decisions, life notices everything. Somewhere along in the world Mother Nature, who is the human personification of the Earth and the forces it can have, is upset and she’s getting angry because: Chloe should be dead, Chloe shouldn’t have met Max again, Max shouldn’t have these powers. Chloe can’t just live without their being a consequence, Mother Nature and Death wanted a life and you gave them none. Mother Nature sends a storm so that it can take a life some way or another and this is really big on the Butterfly Effect theory. Killing a butterfly can cause an earthquake somewhere else.
While the Greeks thought they left the Trojans attacked secretly. Poseidon was angry because Odysseus took credit for Poseidon. He tells Odysseus that he will have trouble getting home and Poseidon made waves in the ocean. Hermes came to visit Calypso. Hermes ordered Calypso to release Odysseus.