Poseidon, god of the sea constantly throws obstacles at Odysseus because Odysseus blinded his son, Polyphemus. Athena, on the other hand, tries to help him make his journey back to Ithaca. Odysseus, showcases two important characteristics of a hero in The Odyssey: grand events affecting him, and bravery. First, one characteristic that Odysseus shows throughout the story includes bravery. Odysseus shows bravery in many points throughout the poem.
The terrorist attacks on 9/11 have caused many debates over the years since they occurred back in 2001. Two American planes were hijacked and ran into the twin tower buildings, another was hijacked and headed for the pentagon, but thankfully never made it. Thousands of Americans lost their lives on the days of the attacks and to this day the sorrow hangs with us. Security was a huge debate of the time because America is supposed to be the safest nation there is, so how did this happen? America had lots of changes to make the attacks on September 11, 2001.
Some people stated that the Maine was hit or blown up by the Spanish Navy, however, others said that the ton coal bunker exploded. In 1898, the navy said it was sunk by a water mine, but declare that the tragedy may be anyone’s responsibility and that we cannot fix the problem now. When the declaration of war happened, U.S. President William Mckinley was in the office. President. Mckinley hoped to prevent having a war with Spain, but
Hercules had to complete ten labors for the gods to forgive him and accept him for his sins. Hercules’ fear was the goddess Hera. The dragon of Hercules is Eurystheus, Hera’s son, because Hera is attempting to get revenge through Eurystheus. Hercules completed all ten labors, but had to complete two more because Eurystheus did not count two. He had become immortal.
Another example is the author cited was "In fact, no surviving documents from this time, including letter from Ponce de Leon himself, ever mentioned such a fountain." To explain example two in my own words, means that there are no proven facts the on Ponce de Leon's voyage he was looking for the
The Mystery Behind Machu Picchu Machu Picchu, one of the wonders of the world, is a rare, historic site, that has escaped destruction for hundreds of years. It is an archaeological site that has remained a mystery ever since it was discovered. No one knows why it was built, what it was used for, or how it remained intact through the centuries. Even so, the mystery behind Machu Picchu can be concluded into two theories, being used as a ceremonial site or being a safe haven for the elite. The use of Machu Picchu has hindered scholars for centuries.
This quote is that when Percy Jackson went to the water to heal his wounds and give him power and won the capturing the flag, which means that Percy is the Poseidon’s son, the God of the Sea and most of all, he’s a demigod. The demigod is a Half-Human and Half-God or Goddess, which is that they live in Half Blood camp, and Percy deserves to live there. After Percy have won the capture the flag, Hades came out of the fire, dealing with Percy to give him the bolt to exchange Percy’s mother. So then he went to quest himself but his friend, Grover and Annebeth decide that they should come with Percy.
This is especially true with Kafka, one of the two main characters in Kafka on the Shore. His story follows the pattern of many Greek myths, in particular the tragic tale of Oedipus. Kafka’s call to adventure is when “[his] mother left, she didn’t take [Kafka], but took your sister” (83) and when his father prophesized that Kafka would “kill his father and be with [his] mother and sister” (187). Both of these events happened at a young age and this spurred him to run away from home to find the truth. In ancient Greek myths, while finding the truth may not have been their goal, the heroes in those tales were often called to action by some sort of tragedy that affected them, like Kafka.
Myth or realistic, I find it extremely astonish from top to bottom. What’s the story behind Atlantis? The outstanding city of Atlantis is known to be positioned in southern Spain in the Atlantic Ocean, according to U.S scientists’ research. This exclusive idea of Atlantis began when Plato, a Greece philosopher, decided to write a book concerning this illustrious place where generality of people was living their carefree life until they demand to be richer than they already were. Based on Plato’s story the god of the sea, Poseidon, didn’t express much contentment towards the greed that was coming from the
This gave us a hint of where Atlantis could be. It couldn’t be Cyprus because it is very far away from the Pillars of Hercules. Either Spain or the off coast Africa could be Atlantis because they are very near the Pillars of Hercules. The problem is the Pillars of Hercules is not all that matters to find Atlantis. We need to find a reasonable explanation to how Atlantis had sunk to the bottom of the ocean.
The enormous vessel sailed the waters for months until the water resided. The Ark found its final resting place on Mount Ararat in modern day Turkey. Feeling terrible, God promised to never flood the Earth again. Recently, the Ark has been found at this exact location mentioned in the Bible. Despite the discovery of its location, some people still do not believe
The Lost Roanoke Colony is a mystery that has yet to be solved, a mystery that is centuries old, considered to be “A Four-Hundred-Year-Old Mystery.” The Roanoke Colonists seemed to have disappeared without much of a trace; there are only a small amount of clues to help lead researchers to discovering what really happened to this English settlement. To know what happened to these settlers it is imperative to know the background and exactly what led up to their disappearance. (Miller 4) The Roanoke Colony started out with what is recorded to be 117 people, sent by Sir Walter Raleigh making these settlers to be among the first to colonize Roanoke Island. In 1587, the colonists have arrived, led by John White, and have started settling on this
Have you ever imagined being in the middle of a 200 year war people dropping like flies just because of an argument over one city? In document 6 it states that “That the fourth Crusade was a wasteful and destructive event that resulted only in further dividing the Christian world. Started by Pope Innocent the lll, the Crusade did not attract the support