She tells Odysseus, “Of course I will stand by you; I will not forget you when we are about this business.” This profound dedication severely contrasts Odysseus’s countless betrayals. In fact, Athena is so loyal she even aids Odysseus’s son, Telemachus. In the beginning of the poem she supplies him with a ship and crew so he can search for news of his legendary father. With Homer’s depiction of traitorous men and trustworthy women, it is clear that the realistic women of The Odyssey were unlike the common, sexist beliefs of the typical Greek men. Even though The Odyssey’s main focus is on Odysseus, women play a large part in this epic poem.
They king and queen and their people will always be protected by the gods and goddess because they were always praying to the gods or goddess. This is done so because they know they might need help or guides. They also pray to say thank you for their blessings to the gods and the goddess. Odysseus journey was for a reason to learn and to know how to be a leader in leading his men into battle and the gods wanted to see if he can bring his men home safely. Within this trail he was able to make it home.
Apollo-Son of Zeus and God of Many Things The god that was chosen is the god of archery, the god of light, and the god of healing, my god is Apollo. Apollo is important to Greek society because he brings many pleasing and important things. He brings the pleasing sound of music and the pleasing sight of art. The important thing he brings is the power to heal. It is said that he can heal anything.
Be it between general Men and Women, Husband and Wife or Kings and Gods. Firstly, discussing the power structure between king and god, in Sophocles’ “Oedipus Tyrannus” the king Oedipus says, “I would be no true man if did not perform all that the god reveals.” But earlier, he also tells his citizens “Your pain comes on each of you for himself alone, and for no other, but my soul is in pain at once for the city, for myself, and for you.” Here, the author is trying to proclaim that Oedipus is an exceptional king by showing us the two qualities of a great ruler, which are, obeying gods and taking care of his citizens. Moreover, in Euripides’ Bacchae, a play that showcases God
In conclusion, in Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, we see the roles that gods and fate play in the lives of mortals. Odysseus is both aided and troubled the actions of Gods, but ultimately reaches his goal of returning home. Without the aid of the Gods, particularly Zeus and Athena, Odysseus would not have been able to reclaim his throne and return home to his wife, son, and palace. Persistence remains strong in Odysseus throughout the story, but only divine intervention and fate help him ward off troubles and conquer all
His grandparents Ouranos and Gaia, especially Gaia tried to protect him from the acts of his father Kronos. “By whose thunder the wide earth is shaken”,  we can tell he represents the sky, order ,and also the weather.We know that Zeus is wise but, he gets wiser when he swallowed his first wife Metis. ‘’So the goddess might advise him on good and evil”.  Moreover, Zeus is personified as a brave and kind when he frees his brothers and uncles. He received from his uncles “the fiery lightning bolt - and lightning’’.
The Epic of Gilgamesh, as the title suggests, revolves around Gilgamesh; the ruler of Uruk, the shepherd of its people and a force that is revered as much as it is feared. Despite being the king, Gilgamesh has the uncanny habit of raping Uruk’s woman. Even more unfortunate for the gentle citizens of Uruk, no man, beast or god could seem to stand up against the epic strength that is Gilgamesh. Finally after extensive pleas the divine beings, which are evidently present in the epic; decide to aid the citizens, and to do so they create a counter force, a being equal in might but supreme in his principles. Enkidu the savour of Uruk, the man of beasts, an entity so distant from Gilgamesh and yet so parallel to him.
However Antigone is seen as a sufferer for a cause for following the gods. She was acting in accordance to the gods, giving proper burial to the dead. Creon arrogantly believes himself divine, that he is incapable of making mistakes and all other opinions are inferior. In the play the citizens of Thebes seems to agree with Antigone, not Creon however Antigone is sentenced to be locked in a cave. This not only affects Antigone but Haemon as well, since they were to be
In fact God helps him out in many different ways and Beowulf acknowledges that throughout the poem. He thanks God for guiding and protecting him, and states that in his battle with Grendel, he would have been destroyed if God had not guided him. He also acknowledges that all earthly blessings come from God. Other characters in the poem also acknowledge that power comes from God. For example when Hrothgar talks with Beowulf about selfish kings who do not give thanks to God for their blessings.
To make sure that Hera did not become suspicious, he decided to make Hermes his messenger. And the young god, as he grew into manhood, became very useful to his father. When Hades threatened to tell Hera the truth about Hermes, who was understandably afraid of her, he agreed to serve as a messenger for the underworld as well. Occasionally, when not occupied with pleasant tasks for his father, he would also act as a guide to speed dead and dying mortals to the underworld. The cleverness he had shown as an infant grew along with his body.