Zeus is central to the plot and makes conscious decisions about main events in the Iliad. Unlike the previous two divines discussed, Athena and Apollo who essentially choose sides to meddle with, Zeus influence both the Greeks and the Trojans. He has a more neutral stance in the plot and is the dispenser of good and evil. This neutrality is probably because he does not want to see Troy disperse and destroyed by neither the Trojans or Greeks, but at times it is seen that he favours the Trojans more than the Greeks. Further, Zeus has control over the other gods and goddesses by negotiating, planning, and making judgment calls relative to whether or not the gods should intervene and when.
In the movie, they played a huge role. They all represented their abilities and power very well in the movie. Zeus is the father of Hercules and husband of Hera. He is the god of the sky and the ruler of all the Olympian gods. He was known for imprisoning the Titans.
The Greek divinity is portrayed as a large influencing congregation that controls separate parts of daily life, nature, and future. Zeus is the overarching leader of all the gods and the god of the sky, Poseidon the god of the seas, Hades the god of the underworld, and Athena, daughter of Zeus and goddess of wisdom all contribute to the outcome of Odysseus’s travels. The Greek’s definition of gods, which is that of individual control of each element of Earth, evolved to that a singular god that does not have a daily influence, a god of one time creation. The Greek gods choose Odysseus from the beginning of his life and made the choices that caused the Odyssey and thus sparked the religious evolution to modern day Christianity and a distant god. Odysseus was a strong ruler who was influential and intelligent in all components of Ithaca life.
Ancient Greece is a place full of ,myths and legends. These myths and legends were created as an example for the people to live by. These myths and legends show the peoples cultures as well as their values. For example, Perseus was an important character in Greek mythology because he showed traits that were valued by the Greeks such as bravery and courage The heroes in these stories had special births and were aided by supernatural beings in order to complete their quest.
Zeus was the youngest son of six children from Cronus and Rhea. Zeus’ five other siblings were swallowed by Cronus to ensure him from being overthrown. When Zeus was born, Gaia and Rhea tricked Cronus by switching the infant with a stone. Cronus then swallowed the stone thinking it was Zeus, however he was hidden away and raised behind the scenes. When Zeus reached manhood he forced Cronus to disgorge his siblings and then released Cronus’ siblings from Tartarus.
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.
Throughout both stories we see Zeus, the King of the gods, one especially of a father figure to the mortals as he pities Odysseus for his hardship of trying to get home to Ithaca to his wife, Penelope, and son Telemachus, but is trapped by the sea nymph, Calypso and urges Athena to help him despite there would be opposition by the sea god,
Though Greek mythology has been present since the ancient era of Greece, our generation still muses over Athena’s influential character and values we all desire. Zeus, who ruled on Mount Olympus, is the father of Athena. Athena is the goddess of many important factors and characteristics we all desire. Athena was a skilled warrior in battle, and she has heroically helped fellow gods in combat to defeat evil. However, Athena is known for being a compassionate and generous goddess, who fights for just reasons. Throughout the years, many gods and goddesses have been forgotten, however, Athena will never be forgotten because of her compassionate heart and heroic figure.
Let me introduce you to the World of Greek mythology. This author will briefly outline the life of the Greek gods. There are fifteen major gods, but only twelve stand on Mount Olympus. Mount Olympus is in northern Greece and was said to be were the Greek gods and goddesses built their homes and palaces. In Greek mythology, Mount Olympus was a paradise where the gods and goddesses could feast on god food, ambrosia and nectar. Any of the gods or goddesses could live on the great mountain, but no human was ever allowed there under any circumstances.
Most societies, both past and present, worship one or multiple deities. The powers and characteristics of these gods vary among cultures, and the personalities of one society’s deities directly influence the culture and beliefs of its people. The discrepancies between the religions of different civilizations can be observed through the literary works of their religion and mythology. The Judeo-Christian God, who is shown in the Bible to be absolute both in power and in judgment, is antithetical to the Greek gods, who are depicted as having human traits and flaws. In Homer’s Odyssey, many gods are shown to act on their own self-interest, keeping favorites among the mortals and conspiring against other gods.