They fought in many wars and helped humans accomplish many different activities in order for them to survive. They were also said to bring the good and the evil to the Greek people. One god that over powered all other gods and goddesses was Zeus. He played many roles in the Greek community and helped out in many ways. Although Zeus is best known as the leader of all gods, he is also known for his mythical influence on the modern day
She birthed the first race of humans and gods called Titans. To all gods and human alike, she was the supreme goddess. The Titan Prometheus was also a Greek god who was a clever trickster. He stole fire from the workshop of Hephaestus and Athena on Mt. Olympus and gave them to humankind as well as the mastery of metalwork.
Disrespecting the gods spells disaster for the mortals held accountable. Menelaus, the king of Sparta, is one who infringed upon the rule that the gods must be respected. When Telemachus visits Sparta in search of information about his missing father, which prompts Menelaus to recall a run in that he had with the Old Man of the Sea. Menelaus was tasked with finding the Old Man, Proteus, to find his way home when stranded in Egypt. Proteus was described as a seer who served Poseidon, so his prophetic power was useful in helping one find their way home.
His weapon was a trident, with which he could make the earth shake, causing earthquakes, and shatter any object. He was second to Zeus in power amongst the gods. He was considered by Greeks to have a difficult argumentative personality. Combined with his greed, he had a series of disputes with other gods during his various attempts to take over the cities they were patrons of. Poseidon was one of the many gods that had supernatural powers without Poseidon there wouldn’t have been water.
Minos had eight children,but including the minotaur they had nine. Minos has four children with Pasiphae, one with Helios, and the others with women affairs. Minos is best known for his part in the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. A Minotaur was known to be halfman, halfbull which was the child of Pasiphae. The minotaur was created by Poseidon making Minos’ wife fall in love with a bull that was sent by gods which created the minotaur.
The two main qualities any archetypal hero must have is immeasurable strength and indomitable perseverance. Typically the most common Greek heroes are Heracles and Perseus. They were both sons of Zeus and immortalized their names through their strength. Heracles was the strongest of the Greek heroes and had the longest suffering, his name finally reaching Olympus after the Twelve Labors. Like Heracles, Perseus was a strong fighter and even beheaded Medusa to claim his fame.
November 2015 Hercules a Epic Hero Do you know about Hercules? How he is an epic hero? First off all he is one of Zeus sons very strong and powerful. He was a semi god, He was from Olympus but had his rights and immortality taken away. So for that he would of not have what he has.
In the novel Mythology by Edith Hamilton, Hercules is the greatest hero of Greece. He was the hero that most Athenian people admired due to his actions. He was also the strongest man on earth and had the biggest pride. He would consider himself equal to a god due to his strength and other traits he possessed. Hercules strength was a beneficial trait throughout the novel, but at a point it became a horrendous trait he possessed.
Pericles was not a hero because he brought a horrible plague to Athens. This begun when the Spartans marched into the Athenian countryside and started to burn their food supply. In response, Pericles rounded up all of the residents and animals of the countryside inside the city walls. Within the next 2 years, a horrible plague spread through Athens, killing 1/3 of the population. A true hero would not have been this careless to have a large concentration of people in such a small area,
Rough Draft Dionysus lived a very successful life. He was a big part of many peoples lives. Dionysus in our opinion is one of the most funny yet, most talented gods. In this report you will learn a lot about Dionysus and his creative, yet amazing life. Dionysus had many things that represented him.
Hades was the brother of Zeus and Poseidon. After the overthrow of their father, Cronus, he drew lots with them to share the universe. He drew poorly, which resulted in becoming lord of the underworld and ruler of the dead. Nevertheless, he was not considered to be death itself, as this was a different god, called Thanatos. Greedy like his brother Poseidon, he was mainly interested in increasing
Theseus built the legendary fortress of Acropolis, supposedly one of the greatest most impenetrable fortresses of its time. Slayer of the Minotaur and is known for Labyrinth. Ariedne the daughter of king Minos had great love for the great hero and would later bare his children. Perseus was also a great hero in Greek mythology, he was the founder Mycenae and
I am the ruler of all the Olympian gods and god of the sky. My two brothers are Hades and Poseidon. I am married to my sister Hera. I can create all natural phenomena related with the air or the sky with my shield named the Aegis. The weapon that I used was a thunder bolt.
The Greek god I am researching is, Zeus. Zeus is the most power full god. He has the power to throw lighting bolt control the weather and control the heavens. The reason I picked Zeus as my god is because he is a good strong leader. Zeus has a kind of small family, his mothers name is Rhea, his fathers name is Cronus, and his brothers and sisters are, Hades, posiden, Demeter, and Hsia.
Alexander the Great was the most feared ruler of the very old world due to his huge military power and the old stories/famous people surrounding his origins. The people that he won (by force) lived in fear underneath his powerful rule. It was this fear and strong desire/formal decision about something that allowed him to spread Greek culture and values around the very old world. The "Great" had to learn his strategies and policies from somewhere. Much of what he learned can be seen by who taught him.