One of the two tricks that Hades played on Persephone was that Hades tricked Persephone into eating 7 pomegranate seeds. In the text it said, “Now with with joy in her heart, she should not refuse all food. Persephone was eager to be gone, but since the king entreated her, she took a pomegranate from him to avoid argument and delay. Giving into his pleading, she ate seven of the seeds.” Since she ate 7 seeds, she must stay in the underworld with Hades for 7 months.
In Greek mythology, Persephone was the queen of the Underworld. Her name can be translated to variations of “she who destroys the light” (Lindermans). By many, she was also known as Kore (the Maiden), the Greek goddess of spring. Persephone was the daughter to Zeus and Demeter, both of whom are Olympian gods/goddesses. She is typically depicted holding either a torch or bundles of wheat.
Greek mythology are not just stories told but also stories that teach people from right and wrong. Although Demeter is best known for being the goddess of harvest, she is also known for having an act of destruction and showing the role of women in society. Demeter was the daughter of Titans, Rhea and Cronus. Demeter had 5 siblings: Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Hestia and Hades.
In Greek culture, it is a custom to bury the dead to please the gods. The Greeks also believed that when you don’t bury someone they will wonder the earth. Antigone wanted to give Polynecies a proper burial because it is right in the god’s eyes. She also wanted him to have an afterlife. She never lied to Creon when she was caught burying the body.
In one of the most heartfelt moments of The Odyssey, Odysseus meets his mother in Hades on his journey back to Ithaca and discovers of her passing. So she spoke, and my heart yearned To embrace the ghost of my dead mother.
Reading Response for Week 3: Chapters 5, 7, 9, 14, and 15 The view of afterlife according to the ancient Greeks could be mainly found in three readings. The first one is Homer’s Odyssey, which was the first book to talk about the afterlife. In the book, Odysseus tells people about his journey to the underworld.
After Odysseus leaves from the underworld he goes back to Aeaea. On the island of Aeaea he gives Elpenor a proper burial and spends a night with Circe. One their last night with Circe, Circe tells Odysseus and his men all of the obstacles they will face on their way back to Ithaca. As Odysseus sets sail he faces his obstacle early in his journey home. Odysseus and his men come to the Sirens, the Sirens have a song that they sing or play that makes men go under their spell.
GREEK MYTHS I will talk about the Greek myths that have travels within them: - Arion and the Dolphin: The myth starts in Corinth. Corinth was governed at that time by Periander. Periander loved art and music. Arion was the most famous musician at that time, so he lived with Periander so that he could be performing music to him all the time.
Alejandro Reynolds Thomson Freshman english 16 December, 15 The ancient greek customs of hospitality, sacrificing animals to the gods,and honoring the dead influenced the epic Odyssey. Customs in the odyssey consist of honoring the dead when odysseus went to the land of the dead odysseus gave his sweet milk and honey,and last sweet wine and clear water to avoid death. soon after runnin into the dead he found one of his men from a previous men who died and never was barred and there was a proper burial and the dead soldier was elpenor so odysseus promest elpenor that they would give him the burial he deserved. odysseus sacrificed a sheep so he would not die in the land of the dead and they also sacrificed animals to the
This week’s lectures were on the underworlds. I find it interesting how Virgil and Homer had an extremely different view of the underworld off each other. For Homer, he talked about the underworld in the Odyssey with Odysseus as the visitor. Odysseus has no problems going to the underworld he has no issues seen all he had to do was sacrifice a black sheep/ drink blood and is an enlightening experience for Odysseus. He learns about how to go on with the rest of this life thanks to Agamemnon and finds out why Poseidon hates him.
In the Metropolitan Museum of Art, an Attic red-figure krater dated to the middle of the 5th century BC depicts the moment of Demeter seeing her daughter, Persephone, who returns from the underworld every half year. This artifact stands 41 cm high, and 45.5 cm wide at its mouth and is credited to Mr. Fletcher Fund in 1928; its accession number is 28.57.23. The vase consists of two vase-paintings on each side. Side A depicts the story of Persephone, including Hermes, Hecate, Demeter, and Persephone herself from left to right (Figure 1), while side B consists of three characters.
Just like nearly any other hero in the Greek mythology world Perseus' life was a very interesting one, full of adventures. He was the son of the god Zeus and Danae. His reputation and character quickly turned him into a local hero of Argos. However, his life wasn’t just a smooth one, I where he had two caring parents who never left. In reality long before Perseus was out of his mom, Danae’s womb, there was more to the story of his birth.
Joseph Dowdall Mr. Nurre English 1 9 October 2015 Perseus the Hero In the story “Perseus and Andromeda” in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Ovid uses Perseus to show society's expectation of how a charming man has an obligation to save a “damsel in distress.” Ovid begins by telling the reader that the Sun has just risen and Perseus has been getting ready for the day; Ovid starts describing Perseus by the way he dresses: strapping on his wings, and proceeding to arm himself with a sword. This wayof describing the hero connects with Ovid’s previous portrayal of Perseus as a hero.