In the poem The Odyssey, there are gods and mortals alike, where they have their typical relationships. The typical relationships that the gods and the humans/mortals have is the give and receive relationship, meaning the humans give offers and/or sacrifices and the gods receive those offers and sacrifices. In addition, to those simple relations there are also ones of the complex variety. Most of the complex relations have to deal around Odysseus since he is the main character to the poem. Odysseus’s relationship is between Athena- goddess of wisdom and purposeful battle and also the daughter of Zeus; and the other relationship that Odysseus have is with Poseidon, god of the sea.
A mask is an object that performers use, it worn on the face. It can be utilized for assurance, camouflage, and as I said execution or amusement. Masks it's been utilized since artifact. Theater Masks, what is that? The Comedy and Tragedy masks are regularly seen as the image for Theater/Drama.
During the Greek story "Hermes," Hermes gives Apollo a lyre. While Apollo uses his new instrument Evslin notes that he was "strumming his new toy"(45), referring to the lyre as a toy. This is ironic because Apollo, a full-grown man, is implied to be seemingly childish with his newfound discovery because toys are usually associated with children. Toys are played with, and instruments are used, Apollo appears to be playing with the lyre since it is referred to a toy. Furthermore, Apollo is characterized to be childish and jaunty when he discovers something new.
Along with various components, ancient festival’s helps ignite spiritual possession; in particular, through the sexual cults of Dionysus/Bacchus, persisting of mysterious origins. Although ‘phallic worship’ happens in earlier cultures, it excels into open celebrations in early Greece. Accordingly, the god Dionysus became the grand patron of the phallus, glorifying it during festive processions; which in everyday society all its citizens celebrate this object in broad daylight. Specifically, the worship of the phallus occurs as the central theme and its image paraded around during the celebration with Pan conducing the march often times.
Many know about the idea of the "monomyth," or the hero's journey as an outline for many of our modern books, movies, t.v. series, etc. Joseph Campbell's definition for the hero's journey is, "the quintessential (or best example) of an archetypal myth. " The Disney film Hercules is one of the best examples of Joseph Campbell's monomyth. For instance step one of the hero's journey outline is the Ordinary world. Hercules was born the son to Zeus and Hero.
Prometheus and Epimetheus, two Titans, were spared because they had not fought alongside the other Titans. Instead, they were given the task of creating man. Prometheus shaped man out of mud, and Athena breathed life into his clay figure. Prometheus assigned Epimetheus with the task of giving the creatures of the earth their various qualities, such as swiftness, cunning, strength, fur, wings. Unfortunately, by the time he got to man, Epimetheus had given all the good qualities out and there were none left for man.
Odysseus & Penelope It was hard to Penelope to recognize her husband Odysseus when they were talking to each other’s in book 19. One of the biggest reasons that made her certain that her husband is died, is that he left for many years, and nobody told her truth about his location or about what is he doing. After she heard what the stranger have of stories about her husband, she told him with a warm heart about her dream. Penelope said that she saw an eagle in her dream came and killed all the suiters, and speaks to her with a human voice, and told her that he is her husband.
As we learn in lecture a cultus is an established rite or customs associated with gods and goddesses. It emphasis on practices rather than beliefs. That is what Dionysus tries to bring to Thebes. Is not common how Dionysus opposes the usual view of gender, race and divinity in the book. As he says: “I came here- my first Greek city- only after I had started initiations there and set those places dancing, so that mortals would see me clearly as divine.”
For Ancient Greece, treating strangers with hospitality is expected. In Odysseus’s recent encounters, he was washed up on the shore of Phaeacia and was welcomed by the king and queen. Though Odysseus is a stranger upon the land of Phaeacia, kindness and aid is brought to him with the words of Alcinoüs, the King of Phaeacia, “I will fix your setting forth, and you may rest secure… until you reach your land and home or anywhere you please.” Treating travelers kindly was quite common in Ancient Greece, thus making “The Odyssey” quite relatable to its listeners. For if you are kind to your visitor, not only will your land receive a good reputation, it also aids in the advancement of trade and culture.
The gods and goddesses in Homer’s Odysseus perform a key role in the characters’ fates. They act as guides in reaching their destinies although sometimes they are petty, cruel and bent towards destruction of the characters. In this case, the gods have conflicting motives other than the main harmonious purpose utilized by those in union. However, the gods are like the human characters by which they influence their lives. The mortals in the story are experiencing some favour from the divine entity and hence may become violent.
Without the female characters in The Odyssey, there would be no story. Because women like Athena play such an important role in developing the book. The Odyssey by Homer, written in the 8th century and speaks about the main character Odysseus; a veteran of the Trojan war. He begins on a long journey where he meets many other characters who help him with his overall goal of returning to Ithica after 18 years. Women play a very momentous role in the journey of Odysseus throughout The Odyssey.