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    The Olympians were the twelve major Gods of the Ancient Greek religion. They were Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Ares, Artemis, Apollo, Hermes, Dionysus, Demeter and Athena. As a collective they presided over every aspect of human life. Each of the Olympian Gods can split into categories based on the role they played. In answering this question, I will outline these separates categories and state which of the Gods belong and they specific functions within that category. However, I must

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    citizenship. One victorious runner was given a lavish homecoming by his city-state: He was welcomed home “with an escort of 300 chariots pulled by white horses and a section of the city wall was knocked down for the hero’s entrance.” Upon death, some Olympians were given expensive burials. Many of these benefits of victory were also bestowed on an athlete’s family and descendants. Athletes vying for these personal accolades and for the honor given to their city-states stood in direct contrast to any unifying

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    often the children of immortal gods, which some, were great warriors. Herakles is Zeus and Alkmenes’ child, which caused problems because Zeus was married to his sister Hera. According to the Ancient History Encyclopedia, “Zeus was the king of the Olympian gods and the supreme deity in Greek religion.” Zeus was considered the most powerful god, and he could do anything he wanted. Hera was jealous that Zeus had a child with someone else which caused her to hate Herakles. Hera hated Herakles so much

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    He is famous as the strongest of all mortals, and even stronger than many gods living in Olympus. He contributes a lot to the victory of the Olympians over the giants. He is the last mortal son of Zeus, and the only man whose mother is a mortal called Alcmene and is accpeted as a god before he died. Because he is a son of Zeus, Hera, the jealous wife of Zeus, hates him, so she wants to destroy

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    curse put upon Persephone by Hades, Hermes had to keep delivering Persephone from Hades back to Demeter. Hermes was also a caretaker of several of Zeus’s children so they would be kept safe, of those children being Dionysus who was also the last Olympian

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    ZEUS: Zeus was the father of the famous Greek hero Hercules. The name Zeus means “bright” or “sky.” His weapon of choice was the thunderbolt, made for him by the Cyclops. HERA: Hera was Queen of the Olympian gods. In the story of the Quest of the Golden Fleece, Hera was a gracious protector of the heroes. Hera had few, if any, redeeming qualities. She never forgot an injury. POSEIDON: Poseidon was allotted his dominion after the fall of the Titans. He wielded the trident or three-pronged spear, and

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    Creon In Oedipus The King

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    1. Oedipus Rex was tragedy play written in 430 B.C.E. by Sophocles then translated by F. Storr. Oedipus the King takes place in Thebes and the Oedipus at the Colonus happens nears Athens. The environment for these characters is in the Heroic Age. This time period the Greek gods have left plant Earth and relocated to Mount Olympus. Now the world is left with heroes like Oedipus. Life for a lot of people was starting to look bleak as the pelage was upon them. Daily life for the people of Thebes were

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    There are many similarities and differences between pieces of art. There are also different types of art. I will be talking about the differences between two books. Book one is Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. The second book is Sky Raiders: The Five Kingdoms. The book, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, written by Rick Riordan. Tells about Percy Jackson, a son of Poseidon, who goes on a quest to find Zeus's lightning bolt when it is stolen. This book does a fantastic job describing

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    Ancient Macedonians

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    to fight made the rise of macedonia happen. The Macedonians had some very main beliefs. They were polytheistic, which means they believed in many gods. Polytheistic people usually fall under the Olympian gods, but there are other cultures that are polytheistic too, that do not believe in the Olympian gods. Some of the gods and goddesses were, “Zeus; king of the gods, Hera; queen of the gods, Poseidon; god of the sea, Hades; god of the underworld, Hestia; goddess of hearth and home, and Athena;

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    Dionysus Mythology

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    Dionysus Dionysus was the Greek god of wine, theatre, grape harvest, and ritual madness. He is a mortal, also known as Bacchus. Dionysus is the son of Zeus and the Theban princess Semele. He is the only god to have a mortal parent. Dionysus was born in Thebes. He may have been worshipped by the Mycenaeans as early as 1500-100 BC. Demeter, the Goddess of Corn, and Dionysus were the great gods of the earth. They were worshipped at at a small town near Athens called Eleusis. Some of the symbols he

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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

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    Over time there have been many myths surrounding the Greek Gods and Goddesses and their counterparts, the Roman Gods and Goddesses. Some with an easy past with little going wrong, while some have a harder past with a lot going wrong. Then you have the ones that are in between. One of those is Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt among other things. Artemis is the Goddess of many things with many myths surrounding her, she also has a very conflicting personality that is shown by her actions. Artemis or as

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    The greek god Apollo is one of the most important and complex gods in greek mythology. Apollo rules over many things such as, music, poetry, art, oracles, archery, plague medicine, light, the sun, and knowledge. He was viewed as a loving and caring gods but also had a dark side (Karas). Apollo brought entertainment to the gods and mortals as well as a sense of bravery. Apollo was born on the island of Delos while his mother, Leto, was seeking refuge from Zeus 's wife, Hera, after she found out that

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    How Did Zeus Gain Power?

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    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. He also has a wife and her name is Hera. This family was the most well-known family in all of the world because

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    them. Hades the sunless unwelcoming god also known as the god of wealth received the underworld why Zeus got the sky and Poseidon got the ocean this is what lead to hades to become the sinister ruler the Greeks believed in. The Greeks had twelve gods each god did something for their society. The Greeks believed each god had a throne on top of mount olympus most of them did hades did not. The gods were worshiped by offering sacrifices and building great temples which were they worshiped the

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    Outline Idea There are a couple different movies that share the same outline. It is said to not be unordinary for movies to do this. The two movies that are compared in similar scenes are The Little Mermaid and Wonder Women. Paragraph 1 idea The movie The Little Mermaid has some very similar scenes as the Movie Wonder Women. The scene where wonder women saved Steve when he crashed his airplane and Wonder Women dragged him on shore is one of the similar scenes. The scene that is similar is when

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    The Greek gods and goddesses were the basis for the Greek religion that was polytheistic. They were used to explain natural phenomenon, human qualities, and life events. The Greeks had 13 main gods and goddesses for the basis. Those Greek gods and goddesses were Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter, Aphrodite, Artemis, Apollo, Ares, Athena, Hephaestus, Hermes, and Dionysus. These figures lived on a mountain in a big utopian society with anything they wanted, this mountain was Mount Olympus. Zeus-

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    Heroism In The Iliad

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    The greatest literary works reflect the human condition: from adversity come epiphanies of wisdom and heroism. Despite varying time periods and cultures, literature shows how solely through hardship can humanity heroically advance with wisdom. For example, The Iliad’s conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans show the wisdom of humanity in war and the heroic acts of war. The Iliad and The Biography of the Prophet show the human condition of suffering as the sole means of bringing heroic acts and

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    Greek mythology is one of the lesser known religions of the world. As of nowadays, Greek Polytheism is known as Hellenism. With a startling fact, Zeus had over 100 wives. Hellenism can be quite a perplexing, but it’s really simple, actually. When it comes to Family, Hellenism has an abundance of it. Apollo, God of the Arts, Has fifty members just on his side. One of which is Artemis, Goddess of the hunt. There are so many gods and deities there’s someone for literally everything. Demeter is the

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    The Ursa Major is one big constellation made out of smaller asterisms most notably The Big Dipper. The Ursa Major was named after its iconic “Great Bear” shape and usually is visible on freezing winter nights in the northern hemisphere. Ursa Major was mentioned in the bible plenty of times but was not discovered until Ancient Greeks linked it back to the myth of Callisto. The myth states that Callisto swore his loyalty to the goddess Artemis. Zeus spotted Callisto one day and immediately fell in

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