Nancy Berber’s discussion and quote analysis was very thought provoking. Berber’s chosen quote in, “The Help,” by Katheryn Stockett was indeed a unique quote for this discussion. Berber’s analysis of Eugenia Phelan was correct when she asserted that Miss Skeeter was very different from everyone in Jackson, Mississippi. Stockett worked hard writing Miss Skeeter’s character as unique, different, and as a hidden beauty inside and out. Even though Miss Skeeter’s mother always portrayed Miss Skeeter as odd and as slightly ugly, other people always seemed to gravitate to Miss Skeeter’s inner beauty like Constantine, Miss Hilly, and Steward.
Next, the Fates were three sisters, incarnations of destiny and life. Their names were Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos. They were also known as very ugly women, stern and severe. They were also known to visit a newborn child three days after its birth to decide its fate. As well as this, they seemed to be the controllers of fate of both mortals and
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. It was a unique story, and that is why I chose Persephone to write my research paper on. In short terms, she became the Queen of the Under by being kidnapped by Hades. There are a lot more details to the story though. Persephone, otherwise known as Kore, and according to the Ancient History Encyclopedia, “Kore signifies both ‘daughter’ and ‘maiden’.” She was the goddess of vegetation and grain.
Amelia Mary Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas on July 24, 1897. She defied traditional gender roles from a young age, Earhart has been characterized as a tomboy because she dared to do things that girls at the turn of the century usually did not do. From a very young age, she had an adventurous spirit and loved playing outdoors, climbing trees and hunted rats with a rifle just to name a few. “One of my favorite phobias is that girls, especially those whose tastes aren’t routine, often don’t get a fair break… It has come down through the generations, an inheritance of age-old customs, which produced the corollary that women are bred to timidity.” She was later sent to live with her grandparents, when her parents shifted to Des Moines. For
When Pele is heard from, her word is the final word.” Pele is the goddess of fire and volcanoes. Pele’s curse is a folklore about Pele giving bad luck to those who steal from her, it was invented in Hawai’i, and I believe this story is continually told to teach people a lesson. As said, Pele’s curse is a folklore; it is said to be a modern legend. Legend has it that Pele is angered when the rocks or sand are removed from around her volcanoes, in which she seeks revenge on the thief. The rocks from her volcanoes are made by her and they are kapu, which means that the rocks have a sanctity.
Demeter, the goddess of fertile, green earth was the daughter of two of the titans, Cronus and Rhea (Freeman 69-70). She was an Olympian along with her brother Zeus and the two eventually they had a daughter together named Persephone (Encyclopedia Mythica). In works of art, Demeter is frequently shown melancholy and thoughtful (Encyclopedia Mythica). She is commonly referred to in the myth where Persephone is kidnapped and the myth in which she becomes the nurse for the King of Eleusis's children. Demeter is a notable figure in Greek mythology.
The Egyptian Goddess of healing, plagues and war and destruction was Sekhmet. Sekhmet means “The Powerful One.” Sekhmet is shown as a woman with a lioness head. She will often have a sun disk and uracus on her headdress. Sekhmet symbolizes the heat of the sun. She is worshiped in Memphis along with her husband Ptah and their son Nefertum.
Hesiod’s Theogony presents various roles and character of Gaia, who not only personify the Earth where all the living creature dwells on but also is portrayed as the genesis of all gods and the origin of all life. However, these two different roles can be seen as interchangeable in Theogony. Whether Gaia is helpful or harmful is quite vague and contradictory. In Theogony, giving advice to her children is the major thing she does in order to save and bring wellbeing to her children. when “[she] groaned within herself” (159), Gaia comes up with a scheme to punish Ouranos for his brutal behaviour.
The Three Fates are a group of women in Greek mythology that governs every mortal being from the time of their birth to their death. In Greek mythology they are called Moirai and could have been depicted as just one entity in certain periods of time, such as stories by Homer. In the Theogony they are three separate entities that worked in unison. Clotho, the spinner, spun out the threads of life of every being onto her spindle. Lachesis, the allotter, measured out each thread of life with her measuring rod.
Athena- Goddess of Wisdom, Military Victory, and Womanly Arts Athena, goddess of wisdom, military victory, and womanly arts. She was a patron of Athens and was the half sister of Hercules. Originally Athena was pre-eminently the goddess of the city, the protector of civilized life, of handicraft, and agriculture. Athena's parents were Zeus and a nymph known as Metis. Athena wore a Aegis, and a goatskin shield which had a fringe of snakes covering it.
The daughter of Zeus and Demeter, seemed to have someone mindful of her always, a father to watch above and a mother who watched her roam the earth, Kore, girl, what could fit better. However, now she is known as Persephone, a name that seems to claim more power and respect. The origin of Persephone’s name, is considered to have its roots from the Greek word of pertho that translates to ‘the destroyer’ (www.behindthename.com/name/Persephone). After being taken away to the underworld by Hades she earns a new domain. Now she, no longer responsible for the harvest as was her mother, guards the gates back to life, Queen of the Underworld.
Hera, Queen of the Olympians, loyal, passionate but vengeful. Well known for being married to the King of all Olympians, Zeus. She is loved and worshiped by many household women but feared by those of Zeus’ affairs. Everyone, including her husband avoids conflict with Hera. Hera’s powers are protecting women from rape, death during childbirth and help preserving the health of women all together.
My constellation myth involves the Greek gods. It is a tale of great tragedy and it goes like this: Once there was a young Greek goddess. Her name was Persephone and she was the beautiful daughter of Demeter and Zeus. Her mother was the goddess of crops and harvest, and her father was the lord of the sky and all the gods. Persephone was the goddess of Spring.
Athena, is a very important goddess of many things. She is goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. Facts about Athena 1.Athena was the Goddess of War, the female counterpart of Ares. 2.She was the daughter of Zeus; no mother bore her. She sprang from Zeus’s head, full-grown and clothed in armor.
Greeks and Romans thought the Snapdragons flower protected them from witchcraft. They planted them by the gates and castle walls. Also women boil them and put it on their face to stay beautiful and restore their youth. Snapdragons are a unique flower and have many strange purposes people use them for. Witchcraft was a huge thing in the Greek and Roman eras, everyone went to extreme measures to keep away the magic.