What Is The Role Of The Gods In The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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The Interferences of Gods
Since the beginning of time gods have been in the lives of all humans. There have been many stories written where gods play a vital role in the plot of the story. The role of the gods in the stories ranges from being a protector to enforcing punishments to humans. The god 's interferences in the lives of humans play a major role in The Aeneid, The Oedipus, and The Epic of Gilgamesh.
In Virgil’s Aeneid, there are numerous occasions of interference of the human lives from multiple gods. The god of love, Venus, intervenes in her son Aeneas life to ensure his destiny. Venus makes Dido, the Queen of Carthage, fall in love with Aeneas to make sure her town accepted him. Juno, the god of marriage, tries to prevent Aeneas from filling his destiny. Juno has Aeneas’s ships set on fire to ruin his fleet and prevent him from founding Rome. This leads Aeneas to pray to Jupiter to save his fleet, who extinguishes the fire with rain. Venus’s intervention is a life-changing event for Aeneas and Dido. The actions of these immortal gods have a positive effect when Venus creates a new love, but Juno’s actions had a negative effect on Aeneas by destroying part of his fleet.
The interferences of the gods in the Oedipus is very clear to see. The main god who interferes with the human lives is Apollo. Apollo created Oedipus destiny and unveiled his vision to the oracle. The oracle than announced the prophecy to the king and queen of Thebes, while the queen was still
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