Poseidon is a villain because he was very cruel in the trojan war. In fact, in the Odyssey, Poseidon torments Odysseus. The Ohio State University writes that, “In myth he is famous as the persecutor of Odysseus”. What they are referring to is when Odysseus killed one of Poseidon’s
The Odyssey teaches many interesting themes all through the book. I believe the most evident theme was an individual's relation with the gods. “No, it’s the Earth-shaker, Poseidon, unappeased, forever fuming against him for the cyclops whose giant eye he blinded…” (Zeus/page 79/lines 81-83). This piece of evidence proves that Odysseus’ relationship with Poseidon is very poor. Poseidon
Dave Zabriskie once declared, “He’s aggressive. He’s a fit of rage. He’s full of fury, and he should be one of the favorites”(“Quotes”). Poseidon struck fear into many people, and he was considered the greediest and moodiest, most bad-tempered of the Olympian gods. His family, symbols, myths, and his worship are reflections of people’s reactions to his rage.
Gods, Monsters, and Fatal Flaws/ Hubris People all over the world love to study Greek mythology because of the monsters, magic, and mystical world created by the Greek gods. Therefore, kids and adults have been amazed by the cleverness of gods like Cronos, the monstrous Scylla, and the fatal flaw/ hubris. These key characters, downfalls, and pride are important aspects of Greek mythology and culture because of the important role they play in many Greek myths. The son of Uranus and Gaea, Cronos the youngest of twelve Titans. He killed his father with his harp, separating Heaven from Earth.
Prometheus is one of he most enduring figures in greek mythology, he is the one and only titan who sided with Zeus against Zeus 's father Cronus, Cronus over threw his father Ouranos by defeating him and became the new ruler of the titans, and he ends up eating all of his children and and his wife Rhea could only save one and that one was Zeus, which he defeated and forced him to throw up all his siblings out and him and his siblings defeat the titans for control of the universe. Prometheus defies the gods by helping humans, and he is most notable for bringing fire from Olympus, and the skill of metal work. Zeus devises a cruel torture for him. Prometheus gets picked at every day from his liver by an eagle, while being chained to a rock, and
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely.” This is a quote from Lord Acton and is a perfect example of what happened to a young fourteen year old boy known as Heliogabalus or Elagabalus, who owned the title of Roman Emperor. To this day, Emperor Heliogabalus is known to be one of the most unusual characters to ever sit on the Roman throne. Emperor Heliogabalus abused his power by disrespecting the Roman Culture and doing whatever he wanted, which caused him to become hated by a large group of people who ultimately killed him. Emperor Heliogabalus was a very, very interesting person. Some of the views that he had on life and the things that he did are some of the weirdest and most absurd things that have ever
In the myth Heracles, often lost control of his temper and killed innocent people, he was also extremely confident. Disney’s Hercules the antagonists were the Titans (who were element monsters) and Hades who wanted him stripped of his godly power and dead. In the myth Heracles, the Titans were never mentioned, Hera was the antagonist, who wanted Heracles
Poseidon married the sea goddess Amphitrite. They had many children like the merman Triton, the Nymphs Rhode and Benthesicyme and the twin giants Otus and Ephialtes. He was bad-tempered with a moody that can change every minute. He was also considered the greediest god among all the Olympians’ gods and always seek for revenge once insulted. For example, he cruelly blinded the son of Odysseus for insulting
Zeus also has two brothers, brothers Poseidon and Hades. After Zeus took over his father’s thrown the three brothers fought to determine which of the three would sit on the thrown. Zeus won the fights and became the ruler of the gods, as well as lord of the sky and rain. His weapon was the famous thunderbolt, which he hurled at those who displeased or made him mad, especially liars and oath breakers. He was married to Hera but as he was also well known for having for his many affairs with other goddesses.
The demigod son of Zeus himself, Herakles would have to endure and complete eight labors to atone for killing his wife and children. Much did Heracles suffer during this time, killing his own wife and children after being driven mad by Zeus’s wife Hera out of spite. Herakles story is relatable to the struggles of man, more so the other Gods in the sense that Pathos is personified throughout his story. Even at the bitter end, Herakles is betrayed through trickery that ends with his demise. It was unlike any of the ancient civilizations to portray a God as having human or mortal essence.