The world was chaos. There was only the darkness of Night and the abyss of death until Love was born. Love then gave birth to Light which gave the world Day. Creation continued to take place , and when the gods saw the world, they decided to create mankind. Although mythological tales are viewed by many as fantasies, mythology is comprised of various versions of distorted stories that attempt to explain life 's mysteries, to describe the journeys of heroes in past generations, and to provide a unique identity to Greek culture.
Troy is a film based on the philosopher Homers “Iliad, depicting the battle between the ancient civilisations of Troy and Sparta. This battle was brought on by the mistake of Prince Paris (Orlando Bloom) courting the Spartan king Menelaus’s wife (Diane Kruger) after a truce was accepted. Using this, king Agamemnon declared war against the Trojan empire; and in so there downfall. This film has much contradiction to whether it is reliable. Critics and historians show mixed perspectives regarding the history, ideas, events, props and costumes portrayed in the film.
Axum’s religious or ideological seem to be all influence they interact with, and one of them is the Greeks’. They are polytheistic, where they believe/worship in more than one god. The writer of this might’ve singled out Zeus, Poseidon, and Ares, because these were very powerful gods, who you don’t want to get on the bad side of. Document 6.3 It means that Christianity was not originated from Axum
The Greek mythology has been one of the most complicated subjects in the field of religion and mythology. This is due to the complex relations and interactions which exists in the history of the gods of Greece and the mortal humans who lived in ancient Greece. Different versions of the existence and the establishment of the superior beings which existed on the face of the earth were developed which at times create suspense to the readers on the way they interacted. The various tales which exist explain the various relations between different gods, how they relate to one another, the ideological order in which they came into existence as well as the interaction they had with the humans. These tales form the basis of various religious beliefs
In Greek mythology, they are concerning about the gods, heroes, and the rituals of the ancient Greeks. In other way, the myths consist of a considerable element in fiction was accepted by the critical Greeks, such as philosopher Plato. Greek mythology is an influence Western culture upon unparalleled and it has been profound by the myths. Upon the Renaissance of the present day,they have been inspired fro the thrilling legacy of the ancient Greece. Those origin from the myths were being determine on the impossible and no one were trust on the myth version.
She then takes credit for his returning and says that she “planned” and “willed” his journey to be how it was (13.346,46). This directly contradicts the statement Zeus makes at the beginning of the epic. The king of the gods claims that the mortals “blame the gods” way too much for their miseries, which he blames on “their own reckless ways” (1.39,38,37). Athena, meanwhile, is saying that she “willed” everything for him (13.346). This contradicts Zeus saying the mortals are to blame, because she says that the gods are decide everything, so they are to blame.
Given Homer’s “distinguished, inclusive, and elastic” vision of the gods, Scholar Roy Hack proposes that Homer was a personal polytheist, signified further by his envisioned world being “effectively governed (throughout) by divine power.” Contrary to this, the actions of the Gods in the Iliad are often antithetical to the grandiose descriptions of their reputations and abilities found in other Greek literature. The Gods frequently defy the western conception of divinity as omnipotent and morally righteous, displaying dishonesty, ineptitude, and prejudice. As such, I argue that Homer’s depiction of the gods as specifically emotionally infantile and lacking in agency serves as the framework for later criticisms of the famed deities in classical literature, thus encouraging secular methods of thinking by illuminating the many deficiencies found in
Songs, poems, and stories help to explain how people captured basic things like simple speech, fire, grain, wine, oil, honey, agriculture, metalwork, and other skills and arts. Out of the numerous mythologies, the mysterious Greek myth, the Trojan War just seems to stand out among others. According to classical sources, Trojan War was a war that broke out between the Achaeans (the Greeks) and the city of Troy. The best known narrative of this event is the epic poem Iliad, written by Homer. Zeus believed that the number of humans population in the Earth was too high and decided it was time to decrease it.
The Greek epic poem, the Odyssey, was told by Homer but the date of its creation is unknown. Even though the book mainly focuses on Odysseus, the monsters such as Polyphemus, have an important role. Homer portrays Polyphemus the cyclops as uncivilized throughout Book 9. He does this to show us to reinforce the morals of Odysseus and increase conflict and tension. Polyphemus is depicted as barbaric through Odysseus’ narrative perspective and tone.
There is a difference between knowing the nature of myths, understanding how they are altered with age and shaped by current society, and simply misappropriating a well known story for its familiarity. Director Wolfgang Petersen demonstrated the latter in Troy. The Iliad is an epic and expecting its complicated story to be flawlessly formatted into a movie is simply unrealistic (even if the movie has a running time of almost 200 minutes), but it is more than fair to expect a cohesive story. Achilles and Agamemnon’s quarrel is a driving force throughout the Iliad, and neither characters’ rage, loss, and grief is carried out accurately within Troy, nor is it showing any evidence of innovation or even proper cohesion. Unlike in the Iliad, in the final scenes of Troy both Achilles and Agamemnon is killed.