Poseidon And Odysseus In Homer's The Odyssey

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The strength of the relationship between god and mortal greatly affected a mortal’s life. In Homer’s The Odyssey, the different relationships between Poseidon and Odysseus, Odysseus and Athena and Telemachus and Athena affect whether or not Odysseus’ will complete his nostos. God and humans shared many similarities. Like humans, gods experienced feelings of happiness, love, loneliness, anger and jealousy. Homer makes it evident that no mortal should ever underestimate the power of a god. Ancient Greeks viewed the gods as supernatural beings who had the power to alter essentially anything they wanted, whether it is the outcome of a war, a person’s destiny, the weather or even one’s appearance. Although Poseidon prolonged Odysseus’ journey, ten
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