The Iliad: The Beliefs Of The Trojan War

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To begin with, what is myth? It can be translate as a gripping and many-facetted subject. There are myths, sagas, and fairy tales; there is folklore and superstition. There are ancient myths, modern myths, as well as urban myths, that purportedly have taken place in our own time. Myths are often stories told by special people such as Indians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and others. They are exclusively linked to religious beliefs and rituals. Rituals were believed to invoke a type of magic that would aid the growth of crops, insure success in war, help achieve prosperity or make choices and promote balance in the land. If nothing else, when people thought that the gods favoured a deal, they approached it with a positive attitude that in it sometimes insured success. Songs, poems, and stories help to explain how people captured basic things like simple speech, fire, grain, wine, oil, honey, agriculture, metalwork, and other skills and arts. Out of the numerous mythologies, the mysterious Greek myth, the Trojan War just seems to stand out among others. According to classical sources, Trojan War was a war that broke out between the Achaeans (the Greeks) and the city of Troy. The best known narrative of this event is the epic poem Iliad, written by Homer. Zeus believed that the number of humans population in the Earth was too high and decided it was time to decrease it. Moreover, as he had different task with mortal women and fathered demigod children, he thought it would be

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