Character Of Hephaestus In Homer's Odyssey
When an author alludes to Ares or Mars, he is emphasizing that character is mean and callous. The character is a strong warrior and good in battle, but unforgiving toward his enemies. He enjoys fighting for the sake of fighting itself. However, the character may also have a softer side, and may show compassion toward those whom he loves.
An Ares character may also be capable of extreme jealousy, and with his strength, fight for what he believes he deserves.
Aphrodite, or Venus, is the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. She is a beautiful woman, born from the …show more content…
The character could also be handy and crafty, or “fiery” and have a hot temper. Hephaestus may also be referenced in a disabled character, who uses his brains and skill to win against more able-bodied adversaries.
A Hephaestus character may also be vengeful, and seek to have revenge on those that wrong him, such as his adulterous wife Aphrodite and his treacherous mother Hera.
Hades, or Pluto, is the god of the underworld and the wealth in the earth. He is the brother of Zeus and Poseidon. He watches over the passage of souls from the world of the living to the underworld. Although he rules over the dead, he is not considered evil or malicious. He is not without pity: he allowed the hero Orpheus to retrieve his beloved from the underworld, even though Orpheus ultimately failed.
His wife is Persephone, queen of the underworld and daughter of Demeter. He kidnapped her and tricked her into becoming his wife, trapping her in the underworld every winter.
When an author alludes to Hades or Pluto, he is referencing death, darkness, and shadow. He could also be alluding to Pluto’s great wealth and power over precious metals and