Soon in few days, all the warships, army tents and armies disappeared. The only thing that remained were the 80 ft tall strange wooden horse.” The Greeks used logic. It helped them because then they won the war. “ There was a big battle and the Greeks won.”
Daedalus was asked to build the famous Labyrinth in that would be used to imprison the dangerous Minotaur, which was a monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man. Minos was so angry at Daedalus so he imprisoned both Daedalus and Icarus in the Labyrinth. Daedalus and Icarus had to figure out a way to escape by constructing wings and then flying to safety. He built the wings from feathers and wax that he had found in the Labyrinth.
All epics have a national hero that is on a quest or adventure to find something valuable. In the epic Jason and the Argonauts (1963) directed by Don Chaffey, Jason, son of the lawful king of Thessaly, is attempting to overthrow King Pelias. He decides to go on a quest to the end of the world to find the golden fleece. The golden fleece, which has the magical abilities to get rid of famine, bring happiness, and heal, was essential in overthrowing King Pelias. Jason recruits the fittest men he could find in Greece-including Hercules and Hylas- and the team of men are known as the Argonauts.
This is in reference to her having to fight other for him when challenged by others. In today’s standards, she was calling him weak. William Kidd who is well known under the name Captain Kidd was born in Scotland in 1645, William Kidd started out as a privateer, hired by European royals to attack foreign ships. When his crew insisted on attacking the Quadegh Merchant, a large Armenian ship laden with treasures on the Indian Ocean, Kidd found himself on the wrong side of the British government. He was hanged in London in 1701, as a warning to other pirates .
However his death was bad because Beowulf thought the Geats could not survive without him. That is where Wiglaf and his loyalty come in. When Beowulf was fighting the dragon e told all his warriors to get out the cave, because he did not want his warriors to see him get killed. So they all left except one warrior…
Soon after the occurred Cassandra warned the city of troy that the Greeks would offer them a big hollow trojan horse that would be filled with greeks and they would destroy the city. Of course no one believed her, and that night the greeks came out of the horse and destroyed the city of Troy.
Furthermore, we cant forget about Hades. Hades was the god of the underworld and the name eventually came to describe the home of the dead. Hades was married to Persephone whom he obtained through deception after abduction her to the under world and giving her the forbidden fruit pomegranate forcing her to remain in the underworld for one third of the year. Hades rarely left the underworld because his presence was not wanted by men or god. Hades wielded a magic helmet know as the helm of darkness, it makes its wearer completely invisible and can pass through objects.
Another, yet similar version of the same tragedy which tells the story of how and why Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter. In this story, Iphigenia, we are told how Agamemnon, the King of Mycenae, put together a large army in order to sack Troy as a punishment for Paris having stolen Helen, the wife of King Menelaus. However, once Agamemnon and his army were ready to go, they could not sail their ships: There was no wind! When Agamemnon went to the temple of Artemis, the goddess of nature, to ask why this had occurred, the priestess there told him that some of his soldiers wandered into the sacred grove of Artemis and shot the holy deer that was so significant to Artemis. The priestess continued by saying that the only way Agamemnon could get the wind to come back so that his ships could sail would be to sacrifice his daughter.
Athena conjured up a storm in the Aegean sea. She was furious about Ajax’s blasphemy, which occurred at the sack of Troy. -The storm destroyed Agamemnon’s fleet that Ajax was sailing. Ajax bragged that he escaped unharmed. Poseidon was not pleased with his arrogance so he struck Ajax w. his trident and killed him.
Otrera and her army retreated to the temple of Atrtermis to gain protection from the god of wine. There many other adventures later on. When Othera retired from the throne, her two daughters, Hippolyta and Penthesileia, took the throne. Hippolyta was later slain by her sister.
Ancient Greek ships and weapons were modified to be of the utmost use to the Greek sailors and warriors. The Greeks’ earliest warship was a pentekontor which had twenty-five oarsmen on each extensive side. The ship was designed with a narrow width, so it went faster when it was attacking enemy ships. Ancient Greek carpenters managed to increase the speed even more by adding the improvement of more oars and oarsmen. Another addition to the original ship was a ram which was a pointed bronze portion on the front of the warship that was intended to strike and fracture enemy ships.
Destruction stories are needed as a reminder of the importance of balance in your life. The destruction in these stories doesn’t just emphasize on the collapse but highlights the rebirth. The stories of destruction in, Ovid’s Metamorphosis, Genesis story each represent the resilience of the human race in dire circumstances. These destruction stories are needed as a reminder of human’s resourcefulness and that acting out without regards for others is only going to bring shame on you but will lift up those that you are damaging.