Creon thought that his power on earth surpassed the power of god. Later, Teiresias tells Creon that he will lose one child for the crimes of leaving Polyneices unburied and putting Antigone into the earth. The Chorus tells Creon, he needs to free Antigone then bury Polyneices. Creon does the exact opposite, so the gods punished him. Antigone died so the gods to Polyneices life.
When Odysseus comes back to find the suitors hungry for his wife, he devises a plan with his son to kill all the suitors. And just after he has done justice with the suitors, he and his wife can be together again. ‘ Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her’ (Ephesians 5:25). “If you are one of earth’s inhabitants, how blest your father, and your gentle mother, blest all your kin. I know what happiness must send the warm tears to their eyes, each time they see their wondrous child go to the dancing!
She was Danae, the princess of Argos and was imprisoned because, as stated earlier there was a prophecy from an oracle that her son would kill her father, King Acrisius of Argos and the king didn’t want to die, so he imprisoned her in a tower so she could not have a child. Thirdly, Perseus was born a royal because his grandfather was a king. The article titled “Perseus: Powerful Demigod with Mighty Weapons,”
In the ancient Greek myths Perseus was a demigod. His father was was the God Zeus and is mother was Danae. His grandfather Acrisius locked Persues and his mother into a large chest and sent them out to sea. He did so because the Oracle of Delphi prophecized that Perseus was going to kill
This lead his biological parents to give up their baby, by sending him to be murdered. But due to the role of fate in the life on Oedipus, he was not murdered, but was instead given to a family that would grow up to take care of him and eventually become his adoptive parents Polybus and Merope. Thus, it is clear that the first time the Prophecy affected his life, was in his infancy, in which he was ripped away from his family in order to die. Years later, after Oedipus was crowned as king of Thebes, he began the search to find the murderer of Laius which would eventually lead him to discovering out that he is the murderer of Laius thus fulfilling the prophecy. This again shows how the prophecy played a role in dictating the outcome of the vents that take place in Oedipus’ life.
However, an oracle from the Greek god, Apollo, reveals that the plague will only be lifted once the murder of the deceased king, Jocasta’s first husband, Laius, is solved. As more information is uncovered, Oedipus’ legacy is exponentially diminished as a childhood prophecy revolving around Oedipus, murdering his father and marrying his mother, is brought to light. Knowledge possesses the power to catalyse devastation in stages as demonstrated through Oedipus’ ignorance, his overwhelming curiosity, and his psychological anguish. From the beginning, Oedipus was raised in a legion of lies, believing Merope and Polybus to be his true parents. This cloak of ignorance not only shielded Oedipus from the knowledge of his biological parents, but allowed the prophecy to act as a catalyst for his fleeing of Corinth.
Theseus then decided to attempt to kill the minotaur that was sent as a punishment to Athens. This undertaking of Theseus’s brought forth another treacherous act to undertake. The people in Athens did not know that Theseus had planned to conquer the minotaur, rather they thought he was sacrificing himself. While Theseus was attempting to infiltrate the Minotaur’s labyrinth he was kidnapped and entrapped within the labyrinth. Ariadne, the daughter of Minos, fell in love with Theseus when she first saw him.
When Beowulf and the men he brought found the cave of the mother Beowulf told his men to stay put and wait for him to return and if he did not return to go back home and share his prized possession he received with his king back at home. So down Beowulf went to find Grendel's mother to finish what he started and when he found his mother she took him deep into the cave to the spot where Grendel laid dead, she wanted to defeat Beowulf in front of her son to show him that the man who killed him is now dead. Sadly, that did not go a planned, Beowulf fought well but the sword that Unferth gave him named, Hrunting, did not work on Grendel's mother, in desperation he looked around for a weapon that would kill the mother and looking upon the treasures she had a axe or sword made my trolls that would
In Oedipus The King, by Sophocles, Oedipus is given a prophecy from Apollo that he must slay his father and marry his mother. Frighten by this he decides to run away hoping that the prophecy doesn’t follow him. During his journey, he runs into a man and ends up killing him and also defeats the sphinx, making him the new king of Thebes. Shortly after being the king, it has come to his attention that the former king of Thebes has been murdered. He quickly demands to know who the killer is.
. stole his wife and killed the soldier on his homecoming day”(2). Zeus’s description of Agisthos, the man who had an affair with a king’s wife and killed him after he returned from the Trojan war, chastises this behavior, he indirectly teaches men the characteristics of a quintessential man. The inverse of Greed and folly are wisdom and selflessness, two qualities that are repeated throughout the epic, and praised by the gods. Zeus praise Odysseus by saying, “Could I
The first time Hera devised a plan to avenge the ransacking of Troy by Heracles Zeus son so Hypnos put Zeus to sleep and Hera unleashed angry winds on the oceans while Heracles was sailing home from Troy When Zeus awoke he was infuriated and tried to find Hypnos who managed to hide with his mother Nyx although hypnos was told to do it again he was promised his wife The second time Hypnos was told to trick Zeus again afraid of his wrath Hera however told him that she would give him Pasithea one of the youngest Charites for his wife and this is where he had got her After Hypnos made Hera swear an oath by the river Styx that she would fulfill her part of the bargain he agreed to help her Hera dressed beautifully and having a charm that Aphrodite had given to her went to Zeus and lied to him saying that her parents were quarreling and that she wanted his approval to go and stop them Zeus agreed but he was so enchanted by her beauty Hypnos made Zeus fall asleep He immediately went to Poseidon to inform him that he could now help the Greeks in the Trojan War That 's how the myth has it that the Greeks won the war Zeus never realized that he had been tricked once
But when Antiope learned that her sons were alive and now fully grown, she fled from Thebes and asked them to avenge her. They captured Dirke on Mount Kithairon as she was celebrating the revels of Dionysosand tied her to a bull to be torn apart. They then slew King Lykos and seized the throne of Thebes. The god Dionysos, however, was offended by the death of his devotee, and drove Antiope mad. She roamed across the hills to the neighbouring kingdom of Phokis, where King Phokos found her, cured her of her illness and made her his wife.
Oedipus had been informed by the Oracle at Delphi that he would kill his father and then “bed,” or have children, with his mother, all while Laius and Jocasta were being told by the Oracle that their son would grow up to kill Laius. Both were fulfilled in the end, of course, and the prophecy ended up being true because Laius was in fact murdered by his son, and Jocasta did have children with Oedipus. On page 31 it read, “I stand a wretch, in birth, in wedlock cursed, A parricide, incestuously, triply cursed!” This line describes how Oedipus was cursed three ways from the start, and that only such fate could be brought on by the