Gods And Goddesses In Homer's Role In The Odysseus Life

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Gods & Goddesses

Gods and goddesses play a huge role in the Odysseus and Telemachus lives. They both honor the lives and power they have upon the human life. The human value the gods and goddesses because without then they will be lost. The humans believed that if you were kind to strangers that good will come their way because they thought it was a god or goddesses in disguise. The humans always thought every little thing that happened was because of the gods or goddesses. If there was a storm they thought it was because Zeus the god of lightning was mad. The gods and goddesses just play a huge role in humans life.

Homer was trying to teach us that each god has an effect on our lives. When Odysseus was on his voyage home he was blown off course and landed on the land of the Cyclops. The Cyclops name is Polyphemus the son of Poseidon the god of the sea. Odysseus was captured by Polyphemus, when he escaped he stabbed Polyphemus in the eye. Odysseus mocked and baited him, Polyphemus prayed upon his father and said “ Poseidon, the god of the sea and earthquakes, and asks him to put a curse on Odysseus and his men.” The gods heard Polyphemus prayer and granted his prayer. Odysseus doesn 't know what he had in store yet within his journey home.

For everything you do there is always a consequence and you have to accept that consequence and all the punishments that comes with it. When Odysseus left the Land Of The Cyclops he was stopped by a beautiful goddess-
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