Both of these men are mortal yet are symbols of war and great power. These two men contribute a lot to their hometown. Bruce Wayne was not born a superhero nor was Odysseus. So how is it then that both of them are mortal, yet can be identified as godlike figures? In terms of their stories they may be completely human, but much like Odysseus their actions are not human like.
His wrath first appears after Odysseus arrogantly identifies himself to Polyphemus, the cyclops he just blinded who also happens to be Poseidon’s son. As a result, Poseidon conjures up a storm just as Odysseus sets out from Calypso’s ‘paradise’ on a makeshift raft. Similarly, Aeneas endures the prevailing rage of Juno, seeing as she is still bitter from the Trojan War, when she calls upon Aeolus to create a storm of her own. In Homer’s description of the storm, he notes how Poseidon uses his trident to stir up the ocean in the hopes that Odysseus will not be able to ride it out. In comparison, Aeolus used his own trident to puncture a hole in the mountain in which he kept the winds.
THE ORESTEIA by Aeschylus Nancy Patel Oresteia was Aeschylus one of the best work till date. This play has many interesting twists to it, brining out complexity in Greek plays and also showcasing facets of their identity. Oresteia is about cruses descended on the ruling family of Mycenae over generations after generations from the god Zeus. Pelos and Hippodamia have two sons, Atreus and Thyestes. Pelos’s sons fought because they both wished to rule to the city of Mycenae.
Minoans were very well in connection with Egypt, Asia Minor, and Syria, they trade copper, tin, ivory, and gold with them. They had the best sailors in their period that helped develop a lot of wealth and very little poverty. The language the Minoans used was Linear A, Linear A has still not been translated to this day. The Mycenaeans were Greeks from the mainland who took advantage of the Minoans, and tried to conquer Crete. The Mycenaeans were opposite of the Minoans they were much more warlike.
“An Unexpected Hero” Name: Marta Morozova Student Number: 212105359 Course: English 3160 TA: Matthew Godfrey “A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tries to give back as much as possible and help people. A hero to me is someone who saves people and who really deeply cares” (Curry, 6). A common perception of a hero is an individual recognized by the public as a natural leader with the physical and moral superiority. In ancient Greek mythology, a hero is often described as a longhaired, masculine male of superhuman strength who is an offspring of a god and a human (Rank, 3). The classic mythical hero is not a very humble character.
One good example of this is when he gives back Chrysis and then he decides that he deserves another prize, so he takes Achilles prize. These twos different personalities defiantly differentiate these two characters. One thing that both these characters share is that they are both on the quest of glory. They are both very concerned about their legacy and obtain the glory to make their name live in history, and will do anything to make sure that it does. They show many instances of this throughout the whole book.
Nowadays, when we think of the word “hero”, we think about Superman, or Batman. People from ancient times, may instantly think of the great Hercules. What is your definition of a hero? The perfect example of a determined, brave, and curious hero is Odysseus, who is shown throughout in one of them most well known epic poems of all time, “The Odyssey.” What comes to your mind when you think of braveness? Throughout his epic journey, Odysseus is portrayed as a brave hero.
The Odyssey: Three Symbols 1. The Curse (page 161) When Cyclops set a curse on Odysseus, it set the course for the rest of the story. Cyclops asked his father, Poseidon, to make Odysseus’s journey home long and torturous, because Odysseus put out the Cyclops’s eye. The Cyclops prayed to his father, Poseidon, “He shall see his roof again among his family in his father land, far be that day, and dark the years between. Let him lose all companions, and return under strange sail to bitter days at home.” For the next six chapters, Odysseus fights the elements, losses all of the men in his company, and returns home to witness scores of suitors eating his food, living in his home, and attempting to marry his wife.
Although the makers of the movie did a good job, for the most part, of following the story and its main principles that Homer had in the Iliad, it does lack the overall involvement of the gods. Troy puts its modern day spin on what mainstream society thinks of gods and the divine. All throughout the poem, the Iliad, the gods were present. The war over Troy caused a divide among
His tragic love stories make him someone you can empathize and sympathize with, and his astonishing powers make him venerable and godly. These things are the tip of the iceberg, and the rest is explored in this essay. Apollo was born as the Son of Zeus and Leto. Zeus is the ruler of Mount Olympus, and is probably the most known god in Greek and Roman mythology. Leto, Apollo’s mother, is the daughter of Coeus and Phoebe, two titans (“Leto”, Columbia).