There are numerous ancient Greek mythologies, which signifies the nature of Greek Gods and Goddesses. The purpose of these mythologies is to teach a lesson or used as an explanation to make sense of the impossible. They are also a great lesson to guide the human behaviour. The nature of Gods varies from one culture to the other. Gods, across all culture are often seen as the ultimate all powerful, all-knowing, divine, fair and kind figure.
"How dare she!" Poseidon seethed, the ornate mosaic flooring of the palace depicting his heroic deeds trembling beneath his form as he paced, raking his hands through his sea-sodden hair; "continuing to champion for that mortal! And of course, my darling brother would take the side of his favorite daughter!" Huffing, the raven-haired god collapsed onto his throne; a crack of thunder sounded sharply in the distance, but he paid no heed, scrubbing a hand over his face. The Olympian still couldn 't believe that the rest of his family could not see reason.
He then ruins his perfect get away by acting haughty and “shout[ing] out derisive words at Polyphemus”. This should have been enough. But Odysseus pride causes him to say his name and that if anyone was to ask how the cyclops lost his eyes, he should tell them of “Odysseus, sacker of cities, the son of Laertes, who lives in Ithaca.” As a result of this behavior, Polyphemus prays to Poseidon that the man should never return home, and Poseidon holds a grudge against Odysseus for blinding his son. He is withheld from returning home for twenty years and is considered punishment for his unreasonable taunts. But despite this, he is still a warrior worthy of praise for all his accomplishments and the last accomplishment in the book where he strings a bow that only he could manage to
Athena uses her ability to morph into whatever entity she needs often throughout Greek Mythology for good intentions. In conclusion, since Athena’s birth, she has been one of the most influential goddess in Greek mythology. Along with being the goddess of wisdom, she is also known for courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. She is the most truest by Zeus, the God of all God’s. Along with this, her most dominant feature is being able to take on the appearance of anything she wants to manipulate any situation in her favor.
In modern science, the world has been proved to be spherical and ruled by nature and natural events. In ancient Greece however, the world was thought to be governed by multiple gods and goddesses. These deities ruled over every action they took, every day they lived, for the Greeks. They used these idols to explain odd events, bad luck, and even how time
He had his men divide the women equally and told them to share them all. Odysseus stayed on an island with the time distorting goddess Calypso who loved Odysseus a lot and didn’t want him to leave so he decided to stay instead of going home he stayed there until he wanted to go back home. “I stormed the place and killed the men who fought. Plunder we took, and we took, and we enslaved the women, to make division, equal shares to all.” I think that Odysseus does not deserve to be a literary hero because he has done so many bad things to so many people that didn’t deserve to be hurt or killed. This is worth consideration because Odysseus doesn’t deserve to be a literary hero because of how he treated his men and others without respect, kindness, bravery, and he definitely did not put his life on the line to save others he put others lives’ on the line to save his
82-97, pg 232). This had caused Agamemnon to get mad, regardless of the fact it was thanks to his very doing that this happened; Calchas was merely informing them of the god’s actions. Agamemnon angrily states that Calchas has never given him a “good omen yet” and that “nothing good ever happens” (I, 11. 113-16, pg. 232-233).
The chorus stated about Creon,”That furious king, bore the god’s prisoning anger for his pride.” (Sophocles 779) Anger for his pride shows he posses a tragic flaw of pride because he has anger for people who cross him such as Antigone for burying her brother and shows his pride by punishing her to death. Also his anger brings him to showing his pride by when he makes the about law about no one being able to bury Polyneices. Also Creon shows he has a tragic flaw of pride when he says to Teiresias, the prophet, “I would not yield. I am not afraid of pollution.”(Sophocles 781) Creon not being afraid of pollution shows he would show his pride over all people and thing because he is not afraid to ruin the town to show he is in charge and his law is first and people are second. These two quotes in the end show he has a tragic flaw of pride leading to him being a tragic
Balance is key, and in the Mediterranean peace was hard to come by, and yet so was fertile soil and adequate resources. Yet, hearkening back to Homer 's influence, the people believed that one could lead a life of eudaemonia even in times of war. So strong were the Greek beliefs that they influenced others to share in their ideas of law and order, and even in wartime there was cultural benefit, a glorification of virtues and values such as glory and valour, ideas that contributed to the impending revolution of thought that would ultimately lead to the birth of eudaemonia
That was not the last pride made Agamemmnon fool. He then is upset , and takes a woman from Achilles, we call that being a hater. The Gods have shown him already the wrath of a man scorned the anger of a man who's woman has been taken, yet he ignores the wornings and it proved to be deadly. He shows us how stuborn men truly