In one case, Erysichthon was cutting wood for a fire and cut down trees in a sacred grove of Demeter. "He ignored their cries and the blood dripping from their leaves" (Freeman 70). Demeter did not want a mortal to think that it was acceptable to defy her in such a way, so she cursed him with an infinite hunger. Eventually, Erysichthon ended up getting so hungry that food wasn't enough, so he began eating himself (Freeman 70). Provoking Demeter was not a wise move and could put you in grave danger.
Ruby Mendoza 11-14-16 So far in the Odyssey Odysseus seems to be the most dangerous character for a couple of reasons. In book nine of the Odyssey Odysseus refuses to leave the Cyclopes Island out of curiosity. He said and I quote “ I wished to see the caveman, what he has to offer “. Staying on the island proves to be a mistake for many of his men were eaten by the cyclop. Odysseus sacrificed many of his men just to see this “ caveman”.
Rage is clearly a rather extensive theme in the Iliad. Rage is defined as either a violent and uncontrolled anger or as a fit of violent wrath. In terms of the Iliad overall, rage would best be defined as a fit of violent wrath. After all the first line of the Iliad, “Rage:/sing; Goddess, Achilles’ rage,” (1. 1-2) describes the human emotion that leads to doom and destruction in this epic. Achilles ' rage is a major inhibitor to the action in the Iliad.
Zeus is unfair to many people but this instance he was especially unfair. Argument #1: Zeus had a cruel side to him, like many ancient gods, such as when he punished Prometheus for stealing the flames of Olympus and giving them to the mortals, thus giving the mortals ability to evolve and learn. He condemned Prometheus to having him strapped to a rock while a giant eagle ate his liver daily, only for the liver to regrow so as to repeat the torture for all of eternity. We feel it was a very cruel and unusual punishment.
Poseidon was god of the sea, earthquakes, storms, and horses and is considered one of the most angry, moody and greedy Olympian gods. He was known to be angry when insulted for example when he blinded the Cyclops Polyphemus because his father, Odysseus, had made fun of him. He is the son of Cronus and Rhea and was swallowed by his father along with Hades,Demeter, Hestia and Hera. However, in some stories it is believed that Poseidon, like Zeus, was not swallowed by Cronus because his mother Rhea who hid him among a flock of lambs and pretended to have given birth to a colt, which was eaten by Cronus instead.
Kreon does not believe Polyneices deserves a proper burial for Polyneices was not noble in Kreons eyes. Polyneices was fighting against Thebes and causing terror. He does not want to give him a proper burial, as shown in the quote “... Polynecius, who died as pitiably - Kreon has proclaimed that his body will stay unburied, no mourners, no tomb, no tears, a tasty meal for the vultures” (Sophocles 22). Antigone is distraught at the thought of her brother being left to be “a tasty meal for the vultures” and soon vows to bury him regardless of the law.
Greek mythology can be viewed as a mirror to the ancient Greek civilization. Ancient Greek myths and legends often reflected how the Greeks saw themselves. Myths were used by Greeks to make justifications of every existing aspect of earth as well as their own society. In myths, Greek gods & heroes often represented key aspects of the human civilization. From Greek mythology, we can learn about the favorable characteristics of humans, such as their behavior and valuable skills that were approved of by the ancient Greek society.
This Oligarchy exiled and murdered thousands of people and took their property. The leaders of this regime were coined "The Thirty Tyrants". It was rumored that Socrates supported these "Thirty Tyrants" and when they ordered Socrates to arrest Leon of Salamis he refused, but didn 't care to warn Leon of impending danger. After democracy was restored in Athens, Socrates was considered a pest and called "gadfly" because of his inquiry, using the Socratic method he was exposing issues with Athenian politicians. He claimed that he was "a sort of gadfly, given to the state by God; and the state is a great and noble steed who is tardy in his motions owing to his very size, and requires to be stirred into life."
5. What was a scene that worried or scared you? What made it that way? There was a time the odysseus when to go see zuse to confront him in order to get the curse that has been placed on him to be removed.
These stories make up what is known as Greek mythology which derived from the Greek word mythos. It implies something untrue but for the ancient Greeks these stories were a matter of faith. They help explain how and why the world works as it does. The ancient people, certainly the Greeks felt that deeply passionate feelings were somehow connected in the human mind and emotions where great desires and hatreds were somehow links. Homer (700-800 BC), commonly credited as the Greek poet and author of Western Literature 's first and most influential works Iliad (c. 750-725 BC) and its sequel Odyssey (c. 743-713 BC).
In a cave by the land there lives a mighty God named Tremus. He is the god of Earthquakes. One of his servants tells him about what 's going on in the land of Iustitia. The god gets so frustrated after hearing what the king has done to his people that live on the land. He so desperately wants to stop what the king is doing.
Greece DBQ Theater, government, and religion were all essential parts of ancient Greek culture. A unique trait which all of these aspects of ancient Greek society shared was progression and development. Theater progressed from simply relaying stories to tackling controversial topics which sparked discussion. Government showed growth and progression in both Sparta and Athens. Sparta developed a militaristic society which eliminated socioeconomic inequality and Athens’s monarchy evolved into a free democracy where people’s voices were heard.
Ancient Chinese, Greek and Hebrew people all worship a higher power, although the process of worshipping and connecting with their God is achieved diiferently. I will describe in detail the similarities, differences and traditions of them all. Ancient Greek religion includes beliefs, rituals and mythology that originated in Ancient Greece. Ancient Greeks worshipped many Gods and Goddesses. Such as: Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Ares, Dionysus, Hephaestus, Athena, Hermes, Demeter,Hestia, and Hera.
Although, Poseidon has cursed Odysseus, he has other gods on side who are able to help him. Odysseus will go on another quest to appease Poseidon and will return safely and live a good life Oedipus is cursed by Apollo and receives no help from any other gods. This curse was placed on an ancestor of Oedipus’. “Cadmus, the founder of the Thebes, angered Apollo by killing the god’s favorite snake. As punishment, the descendants of Cadmus lived under a curse prophesied to each generation by Apollo’s oracle.
Mythologies, although depicted in different ways, are a part of every culture. Every mythology has stories of their heroes and how they came to be. Usually heroes come into this world unnaturally and strangely. Heroes have their tales of incredible quests they are sent on, like fighting horrific monsters and solving complex puzzles. Eventually heroes die, whether out of heroism or stupidity.