There are numerous ancient Greek mythologies, which signifies the nature of Greek Gods and Goddesses. The purpose of these mythologies is to teach a lesson or used as an explanation to make sense of the impossible. They are also a great lesson to guide the human behaviour. The nature of Gods varies from one culture to the other. Gods, across all culture are often seen as the ultimate all powerful, all-knowing, divine, fair and kind figure.
When Athena, a goddess, realizes that her weaving competition with Arachne, a mortal, would end in a draw, the text states, “...she tore Arachne’s tapestry from top to bottom and began to beat the girl,” (85). Because Athena has supernatural powers, she should be viewed as a superior being. However, in this story, although Arachne is a mortal, she is able to weave at a comparable level of skill to Athena, a goddess. This causes Athena to feel envious of Arachne’s abilities, and in an effort to weaken Arachne, Athena destroys Arachne’s work and beats her. Athena’s behavior is similar to humans’ behavior when attempting to invalidate and undermine that people they are jealous and envious of.
Athena - she is considered as the daughter of Zeus and goddess of wisdom, purposeful battle, and the womanly arts. Athena assists Odysseus and Telemachus with divine powers throughout the epic, and she speaks up for them in the councils of the gods on Mount Olympus. Without Athena, odysseus would probably not be in the story anymore. Without Athena’s help, Odysseus could have been hurt by the unfriendly (toward foreigners) Phaeacians. But thanks to Athena, he was fine.
Odysseus met so many of these immortals though out his difficult journey but the most memorable immortals were the women. Some fell in love with Odysseus and tried to help him on his long and dangerous journey and tried to kill him. As immortal women they refused to accept standards of mortality; they decided that they will never die but also never be
The two main qualities any archetypal hero must have is immeasurable strength and indomitable perseverance. Typically the most common Greek heroes are Heracles and Perseus. They were both sons of Zeus and immortalized their names through their strength. Heracles was the strongest of the Greek heroes and had the longest suffering, his name finally reaching Olympus after the Twelve Labors. Like Heracles, Perseus was a strong fighter and even beheaded Medusa to claim his fame.
Athena has always had a soft spot for Odysseus ; maybe it’s because they are so similar or maybe it’s because she loves homecomings, either way Odysseus couldn’t have reconnected with his family without her. Athena has always been an independent person, and she always gets things done. She exemplifies this strong quality when she tells Zeus that she will help Telemachus, Odysseus' son. She said that “I myself will go to
Hercules strength was a beneficial trait throughout the novel, but at a point it became a horrendous trait he possessed. At the beginning, Hamilton introduced Hercules strength as a very powerful weapon he possessed. She stated “ Hera used hers against him with terrible effect and in the end he was killed by magic, but nothing that lived in the air, sea, or on land ever defeated him” (226). Hercules was undefeated by any natural thing, but his step-mom’s power brought Hercules down. Another way Hamilton explains how powerful his physical strength was by saying “[during the darkest midnight when all was silent in the bourse two great snake came crawling into the nursery...the children woke up and Iphicles screamed and got out of bed, but Hercules sat up and grasped the deadly creatures by the throat...They were dead.” (227-228).
In the first line it shows that Medusa lacks in confidence and insecure. She feels this way because she does not know what’s gonna happen next, if her lover betrays her and runs away. Medusa uses Onomatopoeia to indicate the thoughts going through Medusa 's mind.Shortly after the triplet it is said that the snakes on Medusa’s head“Hissed and spat on my scalp”. The word hissed is used to see the ugly side of Medusa. Her thoughts cannot be silenced.
The drops of blood that rained down from her head fell to the ground to produce these serpents. Which is why , according to legend, there’s so many snakes in Libya. How her death was seen as a celebration and a heroic act shows this terrible trait of dislocating the beautiful from the ugly in Greek
The following summary explains how important acceptance can be on a grand scale and what effects it can have when one never received it. The monster had a strong thirst for it day in and day out. The ways that the monster tried to gain acceptance but rejected at every turn through was when Victor the mad scientist bolted from it, the cottages became frightened and chased him away, Victor destroying the female monster, wanting forgiveness from Walton an expedition captain, and lastly it understands it must die not a single trace left
The Nereids are not as fair as her. She had told her husband that one night, a thoughtless comment spoken after the sweet stain of wine dragged at her mind and loosened her tongue. She used to like the way the wine darkened her eyes, and dyed her full lips that dull purple. Those fifty daughters of Nereus had heard those words, and their anger carried them to Poseidon. Gods were never to be angered, after all.