This fear probably stemmed from the fact that Cronus disempowered his own father Uranus by the act of emasculation and he and the other titans came to be the ruling dynasty. When it came to swallowing his last son Zeus, he was deceived into eating a stone instead with the help of his mother Rhea. Zeus unharmed was able to grow up to become strong and later defeated Cronus by making him regurgitate the other children along with the stone. Zeus also defeated the other titans in the battle called the Titanomachy. Together with his siblings as well as Heracles and Dionysus, Zeus proved his power by beating the monster Typhoeus, killed the giants in the battle of Gigantomachy as well as condemned the titans to Tartarus.
However, two women in the ancient societies can demonstrate the uglier side of love quite easily. The women are Medea and Dido. They each fall in love with great heros with the help of gods, and each of them made great sacrifices for the men. Medea kills her brother for Jason, which ensures that she will not be able to return back home to her family. Dido doesn’t exactly kill anyone, but she does neglect her city.
In Psyche’s life she always had admirers but never really found love. Venus, the goddess of beauty, became jealous of this and sent her son, Cupid, to destroy Psyche, hence making her the villain of the story. However, to Venus’ surprise her plan backfires and her son Cupid falls in love with Venus. They join together and she is very happy, however she never sees him physically only feels his love. Once he grants Psyche her desire to see her sisters, they plant evil thoughts and her head and raise certain questions, which make Psyche skeptical.
In Raymond Carver’s short story, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love,” we are shown how difficult it can be to explain what love is and how people can have many different definitions of the true meaning. The theme of the story, how difficult it is to explain love, and the motif and word choices used help us understand that love may not have a definitive meaning that you can put into words, but instead a definition that is on the inside that may be different for everyone. The word choice and other dialogue used between Mel and Terri McGinnis shows just how difficult it can be to explain, even to the person that you say that you love, exactly what love means. Mel talks significantly more than any of the others, yet he doesn’t really know more about the subject than them. When Mel talks about love, due to the words he uses and how he uses them, he gives off a sense that he has a solid idea of what love, even though he’s not really any closer than everyone else.
Hephaestus was still very angry with his mother because she threw him of Mount Olympus. Even though everyone tried to free Hera from the great trap, Hephaestus’ design was so clever that none could detach the ropes. So, Zeus sent his son Ares, god of war, to bring Hephaestus back to let Hera loose. Instead Hephaestus made him run away throwing firebrands at him, and Ares made a shameful retreat. Zeus used trickery next and sent Dionysus, the god of wine, to get Hephaestus drunk.
The term endurance denotes hardship, and perseverance, an abstract concept of love and this is a confusing value to be portrayed, the reader might wonder why a relationship would continue if it took effort that wasn’t wanted to be put in. Furthermore the unwanted love from Jed that is also endured, there is a variety of different forms of love which are portrayed through this novel but all of which are touched by a degree of irrationality which cannot be confined to the religiously and mentally delirious Jed. Ultimately the love of Joe and Clarissa does endure and they rekindle and adopt a child, despite the third party of Jed. The idea of an enduring love is tackled in two ways- first, through playing upon the ambiguity of the word enduring; does this mean a love that endures or a love that is endure, in the negative connotation of suffered. Second of al all, the novel ends up implying that the most genuinely enduring love might be that of “pathological love” embodied by Jed.
Zeus threw a lightning bolt at Cronus, and banished him to the underworld for all of eternity (“Early Life”). Talk about awful father-son relations! Zeus had a complex role as an Olympian god. He was the supreme ruler of Olympus, and was known by many names: Zeus Cloud Gatherer, the Rain God, Lord of the Sky and Zeus the Thunderer (“Zeus”). It was said that Zeus is the Lord of Gods and men, but he shares his powers with his brothers.
When he meets her, he falls in love with her and thinks of not returning home. He stays with her and begins acting as if she is his wife and begins thinking of starting a family. However, his crew snaps him out of it and tries to rescue him from Calypso. They rescue him and Calypso tells him about what his journey will hold for him and what he will face in his journey. Odysseus faces many dangerous trials during his road of trials.
For example, Aeolus is easily bribed to wreck havoc against Aeneas’ fleet by Juno’s promising him an exquisite nymph for a wife. Juno has obviously favoured him in the past. He concedes that he owes her for everything she has done for him. However, like a pair of bickering children, the territorial sea god Neptune chastises his sister Juno and calms his sea. Although Venus’ protection of her son in Book one is praiseworthy, she is as manipulative of humans as Juno is.
He feels it his obligation to protect her form a potential broken heart: “The canker galls the infants of the spring Too oft before their buttons be disclosed,” (I, III, 39-40) implying that Hamlet, as the canker, may ruin her before she ‘blossoms’. He does see her as an innocent girl but thinks that without his help she may become corrupt: “The chariest maid is prodigal enough, If she unmask her beauty to the moon,” (I, III, 36-37). Ophelia, agreeing with her innocent nature, willingly agrees to his advice saying, “I shall th’effect of this good lesson keep,” (I, III, 45). Polonius sees Ophelia as a mere object; telling her to be careful of her relationship with Hamlet as people may, “tender [him] as a fool,” (I, III, 109). From this single statement we can infer that Polonius cares more for his own credibility than the happiness for his daughter; he values his judgement of Hamlet over the love Ophelia may have for Hamlet.