This is proven true in Greek mythology when their civilization turned to Zeus to become their leader. As well as being the father of all gods, Zeus demonstrates great acts of destruction on many, as well as myth influences on the modern day world. Zeus was one of three boys born to Cronos and Rhea. Before Zeus's time however, Cronos was the king of all gods. Cronos had become king of the gods by killing his father, Uranus.
At the time the Greeks didn’t have the technology we have to explain these occurrences the earth was making so they had to explain it through corresponding with the gods. Each natural phenomenon that occurred was an act from a deity, it was either to show their eager to help or to just make him suffer even. Our perspective on natural phenomenons is much different compared to the Greeks religion and culture, how they explain a storm is by an action describing Poseidon’s anger contrast to how scientists would explain it as a disturbance in the atmosphere with strong winds and rain. The Odyssey took us back in time to see through the eyes of Greeks of how they explained natural
His family, symbols, myths, and his worship are reflections of people’s reactions to his rage. The family of Poseidon dates back to the B.C. era. Poseidon’s mother and father were Cronus and Rhea, who were Titans. His siblings were Hestia, Hera, Zeus, Hades, and Demeter.
He also provides the leadership characteristic with making men follow his every move and really questioning him. Most importantly he almost perfectly follows Joseph Campbell's hero cycle. Odysseus call to adventure is ten years after the trojan war has ended and odysseus is helplessly trapped on Calypso's island, Ogygia. Calypso is madly in love with odysseus and unwilling to let him leave and furthermore Odysseus has no ship or crew to help him get home. As Odysseus dreams of being home with his wife and son they are fighting off suitors who have come to pillage odysseus land and try to marry his wife penelope.
Upon entering he marked his trail with the thread the King’s daughters had given him and started his pursuit to find the Minotaur. Once he found the Minotaur he killed him with repeated hits with his fists and/or (depending on where you hear the story) used one of his father's swords, that he smuggled in, to slay the great beast. Then he made his way out of the maze with several other Athenians that he had found and saved from the depths of the Labyrinth. The King's daughters were amazed and they went back with him to Athens ("MINOTAUR : Bull-headed Man of the Labyrinth of Crete, Labor Theseus ; Greek Mythology ; Pictures :
Hercules had to complete ten labors for the gods to forgive him and accept him for his sins. Hercules’ fear was the goddess Hera. The dragon of Hercules is Eurystheus, Hera’s son, because Hera is attempting to get revenge through Eurystheus. Hercules completed all ten labors, but had to complete two more because Eurystheus did not count two. He had become immortal.
With the help of others, Zeus started a battle against his father and the Titans. This battle was known as “Titanomachy” (MythWeb). After ten years of battle, Zeus manages to liberate his siblings from his father’s stomach. Zeus gave his father a special herb that would make him vomit up
Theseus then decided to attempt to kill the minotaur that was sent as a punishment to Athens. This undertaking of Theseus’s brought forth another treacherous act to undertake. The people in Athens did not know that Theseus had planned to conquer the minotaur, rather they thought he was sacrificing himself. While Theseus was attempting to infiltrate the Minotaur’s labyrinth he was kidnapped and entrapped within the labyrinth. Ariadne, the daughter of Minos, fell in love with Theseus when she first saw him.
Brute Force develops from fighting with an overgrown monster to avoiding the beautiful singers to winning back his family. Brute Force occurs a countless of time in The Odyssey. In this episode Odysseus the speaker tells how he and his fellow crew mates escaped the Cyclops. When Odysseus and his men were stuck in the cave of the Cyclops, he looked on as Polyphemus picked up men, "like squirming puppies" (279). As the story goes on the Cyclops idea of just eating the men does not work because, Odysseus and his men escape from
Eventually, Agamemnon succumbed to the need to appease the goddess and thus “dared the deed, slaying his child to help a war” (Hamilton 259). The fact that Agamemnon conducted such a personal and emotional sacrifice to appease Artemis demonstrates the significance
Zeus has a kind of small family, his mothers name is Rhea, his fathers name is Cronus, and his brothers and sisters are, Hades, posiden, Demeter, and Hsia. He also has a wife and her name is Hera. This family was the most well-known family in all of the world because of the power the family had. How did Zeus gain power? Zeus took the thrown from his father once he became old enough to over come him.