During Ancient Greece the Greeks believed in a religion known as Mythology. There were many different gods and goddesses in this religion that they worshiped. One of my favorite goddesses is Persephone. Persephone was a very interesting goddess because her story is much different than the other gods and goddesses. Persephone was the Goddess of spring and she was also the goddess of the Underworld.
Perseus vs Theseus The great act of heroism and bravery plays a significant role in the ancient Greek myths, the greatest of these depictions are shown with Perseus, not Theseus. Perseus was the demigod son of the Lord of Olympus, Zeus and Danae, daughter of King Acrisius. Perseus is most well known for his noble deeds, like saving a stranded maiden from an impending death and slaying the mortal gorgon medusa for king Polydectes. Theseus, on the other hand, is the son of the great Earthshaker Poseidon and Aethra, daughter of King Pittheus.
Men were seen as dominant while women were seen as less- this narrative also plays through The Homeric Hymns. At this time in Greek society, women did not hold power and were not deemed important unless they were accompanied by a husband. Zeus's dominance over Persephone fits into this narrative well, but the power combination of Demeter and Persephone defy this assumption. Demeter, as the goddess of harvest, used her power to control the crops. “The earth did not send up any seed.
One way they are alike is that that they are both teen girls that fight for what they believe in. Claudette does this by fighting for blacks rights in montgomery and Yusra did this by going to the olympics to represent the country of turkey regardless what country she came from. These two girls were also very brave. Claudette was brave because she didn’t give up her seat on a bus even though she knew she would be arrested, and Yusra was brave because she swam in treacherous waters just to save peoples live even though she knew that it was very dangerous. The two girls can also be described as being determined.
Beginning with the similarity between the two philosophers is easy. They both believe in the idea of luck. They believe that we as people, all have luck. The way they go about describing what luck is to them individually is where we see the difference in the two sides. Epictetus describes luck as being things that are not up to us.
Both myths have to do with death. However, the book of Revelations in the Bible tells how the world will end, while the story of Persephone deals only with the death of summer. Revelations explains the stages of the death of the world. There are 7 seals to be broken, and halfway through the Tribulation the Antichrist will come as an incarnation of the devil, trying to win people away from the Lord. Those who go to the Lord even in this tough time will still go to heaven - the Christians before this time have experienced the rapture and will miss this time period. In the book the prophet John tells of many beasts and diseases that will stalk the earth, killing millions, until the final battle when Jesus battles the Devil and wins once and for all. Then Christ’s followers will join him as he rules the earth, and those who do not follow him will go to hell.
For similarities, both stories present cultures which celebrates the coming of age. They present the rite of passage intended to make the main character grow up. They matured and ready to face the world in a different perspective. Both stories also have a spiritual significance as the spirit moves also into a new age as well. The two stories also
Bundy 0.1 Allyson Bundy Mr. B English 9 February 2018 Persephone, Queen of the Underworld The story of how Persephone became the Queen of the Underworld is an interesting one. This was a unique story, and that is why I chose Persephone to write my research paper on.
When looking at the similarities, the reader sees several. First, a similarity between the two works is that the couples in each story are forbidden to be married. “Pyramus and Thisbe” demonstrates, “They would gladly have married, but their parents forbade.” A Midsummer Night’s Dream also shows, “As she is mine, I may dispose of her, Which shall be either to
Firstly, there are numerous characteristics that they share, like losing their sanity. Losing their sanity plays a pivotal role in the stories of both these heroes. Maurizio mentions that Heracles “driving Heracles mad, Hera causes him to kill his wife, Megara, and their two sons” (442) this shows the enormous impact Heracles’ insanity has on his myth. This is very similar to Cleomedes story because in the story, “he became mad through grief ….. he pulled down the pillar..
From my perspective, I believe that both stories show us that no matter what bad situation you are in there is always a solution to be happy. I can see love, respect and strong woman the authors is talking about, that they choose to give a better life to their kids. The similarities that I have found in these two stories are basically the love of a mother towards their children and teach them that even if you love someone and that person is hurting you, you need to move on to provide a better life.
Zeus and Odin have many similarities, however their differences set them apart from each other. For every difference between Greek and Norse mythology, there is as many similarities. Zeus and Odin are, or if not the most powerful gods. Each had a different way of gaining their power and becoming leaders. Both share similar traits and power among other gods in their realms.