This provides the key aspects of Greek mythology and culture because of the important roles Cronos, Scylla, Fatal Flaw/Hubris play. Cronos is a god that got beat by his kids. He swallowed all of them whole. Scylla is a horrible sea monster, that appears in the Odyssey. The fatal flaw/hubris plays important roles in many Greek
Poseidon had many affairs with sea nymphs and others. The symbols of Poseidon mostly related to his bad temper. His symbols are the trident, fish, dolphin, earthquakes, horse, and bull (“Poseidon”). Poseidon’s trident is a three-pronged spear that can create waves, foam,tsunamis, and can calm the sea. He also caused earthquakes with his trident if he struck the earth with it in wrath.
Just like Zeus, Poseidon constantly turns into animals so that he can rape and seduce mortal women. He has a countless number of children and is even known for having created a horse offspring with his sister, Demeter(Zimmerman). This is just disgusting, no sane or good person would do a thing like this. Some people would expect that a being with the title of “god” wouldn’t be so cruel and evil. As one of the ten olympians, Poseidon is known to be very powerful and very violent(The Columbia Encyclopedia).
(2)My name is Athena, and to the Romans I’m “Minerva”. Speaking of my name, you may have heard people call me “Pallas Athena”. (4)When I was a bit younger, I had a very good friend named Pallas(who was a nymph), and I accidently killed her during a mock battle. (4)I felt absolutely horrible and now I carry her name in honor of her. So, some of you may already know my dad, Zeus, who created me.
They played a huge role in Odysseus’s heroic journey as a savior and tormentor. The Odyssey interprets the science behind natural phenomenons and portrays it as an act from the gods. As Odysseus is trying to make his way back home, he combats these dilemmas in the ocean that interfere and end up delaying his journey. It seems as if every time Odysseus steps a foot into a body of water, there is always an occurrence that almost kills him. Poseidon, god of the sea, who has vowed retribution on Odysseus and will try everything he can to make him suffer.
Poseidon married the sea goddess Amphitrite. They had many children like the merman Triton, the Nymphs Rhode and Benthesicyme and the twin giants Otus and Ephialtes. He was bad-tempered with a moody that can change every minute. He was also considered the greediest god among all the Olympians’ gods and always seek for revenge once insulted. For example, he cruelly blinded the son of Odysseus for insulting
Throughout The Odyssey, it is evident that the divine harness the ability to both help and hinder common civilians, most notably of these civilians are Odysseus and Telemachus. The divine intervention in Odysseus’ life displays that godly powers can impact the lives of humans in many different ways. For example, just after Calypso had sent Odysseus off to his journey home, vengeful Poseidon sees him approaching an island and unfortunately for Odysseus the powerful god decides to “give him a rough ride in, and will” (V, 300). Poseidon’s godly powers called for vigorous “Hurricane winds...on which Odysseus’ knees grew slack, his heart/ sickened” (V,305-308). Out of rage for the pain that
One of the earliest references to vampires was in ancient Greece. They refer to a creature called "Empusa" or "Lamia" that has the appearance of a horrible winged female demon that attracts young men to their death in order to drink their blood and eat their flesh. Also, Lamia was a mistress of Zeus who was driven to madness by Hera. In hers madness, Lamia murdered her children, so at night she goes hunting human children in search of revenge (118). Lamia was the first female vampire who seduces men and drink human blood.
In the days of King Arthur, the Wife of Bath begins, the isle of Britain was full of fairies and elves. Now, those creatures are gone because their spots have been taken by the friars and other mendicants that seem to fill every nook and cranny of the isle. And though the friars rape women, just as the incubi did in the days of the fairies, the friars only cause women dishonor—the incubi always got them pregnant. In Arthur’s court, however, a young, lusty knight comes across a beautiful young maiden one day. Overcome by lust and his sense of his own power, he rapes her.
Circe takes part in the love triangle, after she heard his love story, she fell madly in love with him, but he never loved her back. Circe became exasperated, she was angered, not with her love, but with Scylla, due to the jealousy of her, she unleashed her wrath upon the beautiful Nymph by making a poisonous potion instead. She started to pour it in the pool where Scylla usually bathed in. The first touch of her of body into the pool, turned her into the Hideous Monster of all, her body ripped out from the inside, her two legs morphed into twelve legs . Blood and flesh was everywhere, six heads took place, each head had frightening three rows of vicious sharp teeth able to shred anything.