Also, Caligula’s baffling Uncle Claudius became Emperor by the Praetorian Guard. Personally, Caligula was a tragedy waiting to happen. The people of Rome may have known that his reign would be the forefront of destruction to the Roman Empire, but a blind hope of arrogance clouded their judgment as Caligula’s terror destroyed the lives of those around him. However, Caligula’s life was built for luxury, military warfare, and egomania. Most Emperors would have the decency to respect his people, protect their empire, and keep peace among other countries.
This is proven true in Greek mythology when their civilization turned to Zeus to become their leader. As well as being the father of all gods, Zeus demonstrates great acts of destruction on many, as well as myth influences on the modern day world. Zeus was one of three boys born to Cronos and Rhea. Before Zeus's time however, Cronos was the king of all gods. Cronos had become king of the gods by killing his father, Uranus.
This would mean that Zeus and Alcmena are his biological parents, and Amphitryon and Alcmena are his parents on earth. Hercules was half god and half human in the myth. Amphitryon is a distinguished general in the myth, and in the movie he is portrayed as a non wealthy common person. Hera hears about Zeus’ recent action and about Hercules. She is infuriated at Zeus and is so jealous that she wants to kill Hercules.
Gilgamesh and Creon were both powerful men in the Epic of Gilgamesh and Antigone, however, they were different in their leadership roles. Sandars and Sophocles put emphasis on the characters to illustrate the comparison and contrast between Gilgamesh and Creon. For example, Gilgamesh, two part man, one part god, a king, and perfect in stature still, he was a narcissist, no regards for his people, and ruthless. Gilgamesh, the king of the land, leaves the people in despair; he takes all, leaving no children or the virgins to her new lover (Sandars 62). Creon, on the other hand, puts the law and his prestige above family and friends.
Even though King Acrisius of Argos threw Perseus and his mother Danae because he was afraid that the oracle’s prediction would come true, Perseus made up for his grandfather’s unkind act by being born a royal. First, in an article written by Mark Cartwright, the text writes, “Zeus was thought to be his real father after the king of the gods himself had slept with Danae when she had been imprisoned by her father.” In Greek mythology, Zeus is the almighty and the most powerful of the Gods because he overthrew his father Cronos and became the ruler of the Olympian gods. If Zeus is your father, then that also makes you a demigod, like Perseus, so you have something that is extra special and unique about you. Secondly, the article Perseus, implies, “Of course, this was no barrier to Zeus who entered the cell as a shower of golden rain.” Zeus impregnated Danae through the form of a golden shower, which also makes Perseus to have been born a royal because his mother was a princess. She was Danae, the princess of Argos and was imprisoned because, as stated earlier there was a prophecy from an oracle that her son would kill her father, King Acrisius of Argos and the king didn’t want to die, so he imprisoned her in a tower so she could not have a child.
Gilgamesh, The Great King of Uruk as displayed a remarkable and gradual change in himself. Three events have impacted and changed Gilgamesh in a profound way: meeting Enkidu, his quest to kill Humbaba, and his desire to attain immortality. In the beginning of the epic it is said multiple times that “ quote about how Gilgamesh was a bad and unwanted king”. The people of Uruk could not do anything about it, since he is considered half god and the only people that can do something about him where that gods. After the gods and goddesses gathered around they ordered that Aruru would create and equal, someone with the same amount of power as Gilgamesh so the he can balance him out.
When Zeus was older he freed his brothers and sisters. Together they overthrew Cronus, and became Zeus became the “King of god’s”. Both The Lightning Thief and “The Myth of Cronus” have the same theme Fate and Prophecy. In “The Myth of Cronus”, one of the themes is Fate and Prophecy. For example, “His father had predicted that this would happen.
First a small amount of background on the emperor is needed. Before he was even born there had been “hundreds of years of open warfare between the different feudal lords, referred to as the Warring States period.” His rule was no exception he spent a large portion of his life conquering the 7 kingdoms. By 230 BC, Qin was making the final push to conquer all of the states, and in 221 BC the final state of Qi fell. This was the first time that all of china was unified under one power. He wanted to truly unify all the kingdoms into a true state.
Also, in the Original version of the story, Hercules was challenged with 12 tasks, known as the “Challenges of Hercules”. Hercules was sent to complete these tasks by the antagonist, Hera, or the Girl of Zeus, Hercules’ father. Hera was angry with Zeus for cheating on her, so she sent Hercules, his son, to go through challenges which she thought would most certainly kill him. In the Disney version, Hercules was met with the main antagonist, Hades, or the guardian of the underworld, who is suggested to be evil, almost taking the role of the Devil. He wanted to kill Hercules so he could get revenge on Zeus, for sending him into the underworld.
“Our Trachinian friend brings us excellent tidings. If the Medes darken the sun, we shall have our fight in the shade.” One of the most famous quotes from King Leonidas, 480 BC. Leonidas best warrior King ever to walk the earth. Leonidas King of Sparta from 490 BC to 480 BC due to his death in Thermopylae. Leonidas did not grow up pampered like a king, he was born into the world as a normal child since he was not the heir to the throne.
His children were Cronus, Rhea, Hyperion, Mnemosyne, Themis, Coeus, Phoebe, Prometheus, Epimetheus, Metis, Oceanus, and Tethys. He didn 't like the cyclopes and heratoncheries so he locked them up in the middle of the earth which gave Gaea pain. So Gaea told her son to rebel a against him to stop him from her pain. Gaea was infuriated and created a diamond sickle, which she gave to Cronus, one of the Titans. Cronus found his father and castrated him in while he was asleep, from the blood that fell onto the earth, the Erinnyes, the Giants and the Meliads were made, while his sperm fell into sea, Aphrodite was created from the