The purpose of this project is to inform about the Greek Goddesses and how they affect life today. Greek Goddesses are mythological figures that are still worshiped throughout Greece today. Greek Goddesses all have a major part in explaining how the Greeks believe something came to be. Some of the Greek Goddess are Olympians. The Olympians persist of twelve gods and goddesses.
There are other stories like zeus laye with metis, goddess of crafty thoughts and wisdom, and then swallowed her whole because he feared she will give birth to a child more powerful than him because of a prophecy but she was already pregnant. Athena is one of the three virgin goddess along with artemis, goddess of the moon and hestia, goddess of hearth and home. She is known to be counterpart of ares, god of war. According to some sources, Athena was praised for her compassion and generosity and is known to be zeus favorite child. Athena invented the flute but she never played it.
Dating all the way back to early literature, including The Epic of Gilgamesh. Demeter is an amazing example for the mother archetype because she is one of the best, and also one of the first in literature. Persephone is the beautiful daughter of Demeter and Zeus. Persephone and Demeter are commonly named as the “Holy Twain” and usually are worshipped together. Demeter loses her daughter, Persephone and becomes devastated from the loss of possession of Persephone.
Regardless of the outcomes, Homer has quite a modern view of female representation in his poem. Penelope proves that women can be just as smart, if not smarter, than men. She outsmarts the suitors that invade her home to escape marriage. For example, she weaves each day for years and tells the suitors that when she is done she will marry. Homer writes, “This was her latest masterpiece of guile: she set up a great loom in the royal halls and she began to weave, and the weaving finespun, the yarns endless, and she would lead us on: ‘Young men, my suitors, now that King Odysseus is no more, go slowly, keen as you are to marry me, until I can finish off this web…” (Homer).
Medea, the brave woman, challenges rules and the conventions to marry whom she loves. She even kills her brother and runs away from her homeland ' Clochis', wich is a territory of barbarians, and her family seeking the knight of her dreams. She also uses her cleverness to manipulate the daughters of the local king and makes them kill their father Pelias, Jason's uncle, who sends Jason on Argo trip to get rid of him and steal his inheritance . Jason is her homeland, who promises to marrying her and stay faithful . Even Jason is an outcast, Medea excepts to live a perfect life with him, regardless what the consequences are.
The myth started out with two brothers named Epimetheus and Prometheus. During that time, only men roamed the Earth. Zeus created women later because of his anger that Prometheus cared so much for mankind. Even though Zeus declared that man did not deserve fire, Prometheus still decided to steal fire for them. He also arranged that men should get the best part of any animal sacrifice and that the gods should get the worst.
The Greeks would believe that whenever he was angry, he would strike the sea with his trident to create storms and earthquakes. Due to that they often worshipped him to ensure he was happy and satisfied. Not only that, there were also Gods in charge of the nature aspect but Greek mythology also consisted of deities who ruled over specific abstract concepts of traits; for instance Aphrodite, the Goddess who controls the power of love, beauty and fertility. Most Greeks glorified her because she possesses the two qualities that all humans share; love and passion. Most Greeks worshipped her mainly to ensure that they are able to find a partner and have a harmonious family that comes with good fertility meaning successful childbirths.
Also, when Phaedra discovers her feelings for her stepson, she never acts on them. And since she is only human, mistakes are bound to occur. As stated, in the context of the play, Aphrodite is the goddess of love and is responsible for Phaedra’s feelings for Hippolytus. Greek Tragedies I mentions many greek gods/goddesses that the people of Athens worship and look to for guidance. The Athenians believe that these gods have a major role in all aspects of life and can have personal feelings such as anger, love and resentment.
He was offered immortality from the nymph Kalypso who is attempting to seduce him and he refuses the offer. “My quiet Penelope-how well I know-’’ (Fitzgerald). This proves that Odysseus is really in love with his wife Penelope. Odysseus also kills many men for his true love, Penelope. “Your clean-cut game is over.