Elliot Kim Mrs. Ballard English 9H 30 October 2015 High Impact Odysseus is strong, handsome, smart, and a hero, but throughout the story, he falls into many temptations, is irresponsible, and kills ruthlessly. All these affect Odysseus’s heroic stature, or his reputation as a hero. Some may say that Odysseus’s positive attributes, such as his strength, and his negative attributes, like his tendency to fall into temptations, make up his heroic stature. However, Odysseus’s heroic stature is mainly dependent on the gods. Countless times in The Odyssey by Homer, the fate of Odysseus depends on the gods.
Like Heracles, Perseus was a strong fighter and even beheaded Medusa to claim his fame. There are many Greek heroes to fit this archetypal pattern. Although Achilles and Hector were enemies, both are deserving to fit the hero archetype. Neither were Zeus's sons nor were they born from any of the Gods, however these warriors were gifted with enormous energy
Mythologies have a plenty of gods who control the world. According to the Greek Mythology, gods live in Olympus, looking human down there. People expect the gods would be good at everything and have a lot of humanity. However, in the myth of ancient Greek, the gods are just like humans in some aspects. They envy because of love, fight for power, and even betray their spouses.
Religion was seen as personal to many of the civilians living. However, most of them worshipped many Gods, they had many different templates. The many different gods were cruel and unkind, however they were still important to the Greeks and splendid temples and sanctuaries were built in their honor, as well as festivals to pay tribute to their gods. Apart of the festivals there were also venue for competitions in poetry, drama, music, athletics. The depth that these Greeks would go through to explore the different myths and tales of the gods they would travel widely to hear exciting tales about the perils of travel and exploration.
Greek/Roman Mythology is a topic which has always fascinated me, the idea that long-ago people believed that the gods ominously reigned over and controlled how their lives played out it fascinating. With such a boundless and copious history full of many different myths and legends that have become so iconic that most people in the current culture and education know at least somewhat about it. I think that the hidden intellectualism in Greek/Roman Mythology lies in the way we go about discovering the many different tales and how they intertwined. This is because, for one to truly grasp many of the stories told, they must first have background on the people, god’s, and creatures that are within the story. On top of that, the folkloric journeys
In the Ancient times, gods and goddesses defined how people acted, lived, and died. Philosophers infested people’s thoughts with new beliefs that were foreign to their era. The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal
His weapon was a trident, with which he could make the earth shake, causing earthquakes, and shatter any object. He was second to Zeus in power amongst the gods. He was considered by Greeks to have a difficult argumentative personality. Combined with his greed, he had a series of disputes with other gods during his various attempts to take over the cities they were patrons of. Poseidon was one of the many gods that had supernatural powers without Poseidon there wouldn’t have been water.
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 Greek mythology, they are concerning about the gods, heroes, and the rituals of the ancient Greeks. In other way, the myths consist of a considerable element in fiction was accepted by the critical Greeks, such as philosopher Plato. Greek mythology is an influence Western culture upon unparalleled and it has been profound by the myths. Upon the Renaissance of the present day,they have been inspired fro the thrilling legacy of the ancient Greece. Those origin from the myths were being determine on the impossible and no one were trust on the myth version.
Akhilleus possessed these qualities, while the antagonist, Agamemnon, was lacking the field of leadership and of being a warrior. The author did this so that the Greeks would imitate Akhilleus who was a strong, clever warrior and not Agamemnon who was inferior to Akhilleus in many ways. Akhilleus did not become strong through suffering and hard work, but instead, he was born with it because her mother was a goddess. He had everything he needed, power, fame, and a high position in the Akhaian Army. The Iliad’s conflict was the war between the Akhaians and the Trojans, while the secondary conflict was between Akhilleus and Agamemnon.
The Greeks had twelve gods each god did something for their society. The Greeks believed each god had a throne on top of mount olympus most of them did hades did not. The gods were worshiped by offering sacrifices and building great temples which were they worshiped the mighty kings all except Hades. The oldest of his brothers was known for being the most despicable troublesome god and his presence was not welcomed by gods nor man hades grew bitter and cold always tricking mortals and making the most dirty deals. This god of wealth was called this because all the fortunes and metals that lie beneath the earth he owned.