The Gods, Fate And Free Will In Homer's The Odyssey

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Do the gods in The Odyssey aid the humans or make their existence miserable? The gods, fate, and one’s free will intervene with one another and create the events of the epic. However, the gods have more influence on the fate of the mortals than a mortal’s free will. Although this may be true, humans can determine small variables in their lives. The Odyssey is an epic poem by Homer that depicts Odysseus’ 10-year struggle to return home to Ithaka after fighting in the Trojan War. In The Odyssey, Homer portrays moirai as the force that controls human lives through divine intervention. In ancient Greek mythology, many examples of moirai controlling the lives of humans can be found. Athena, the grey-eyed goddess, asks Zeus what he holds against
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