Gods and Humans in the Iliad Essay

1636 Words Jul 15th, 2012 7 Pages
Godly colossal Greek epic, “The Iliad” constituted by the poet named, Homer, articulate the chronicle of the Brobdingnagian Trojan War. It is swarming with the interventions of the gods enchanting their coveted mortals (humans) and altering the heterogeneous scenes of the Trojan War. In this poem, gods have an assortment of relationships with humans which include love, fornication, and mother or father relationships. Gods interact with mortals in human shapes and stimulate them. Also, gods cognize that every human is eventually destined to die and they anticipate humans to pray to them for every obstacle humans encounter. However, for humans gods are omnipotent, authoritative, dominant, and immortals, who they supplicate to if they have …show more content…
For example, when Achilles and Agamemnon were close to get in a virulent quarrel, Athena sent by goddess Hera, plunges down from the Mount Olympus and snatches Achilles from his hair, commands him to stop the quarrel and inform him that he will get much more than this if he stops now and return to his tent, ‘[1:221-260]’. Furthermore, Zeus, the dominant god, intervene among mortals by sending the mendacious dream to the King Agamemnon in which the dream, in the form of Nestor, tells Agamemnon that if he launches full scale attack on the Trojan city walls, he will be triumphant in taking down the Troy, '[2:10-40]'. Also, the goddess Athena intervenes when Agamemnon adjudicates to trial his men by falsification that he gave up the war and we should return to Greek. Seeing this, Hera alerted Athena, who invigorates Odysseus, told Odysseus to call the scarpering men back to the battlefield, '[2:150-180]'. Gods intervened at another important event in this epic where goddess Iris sent by Zeus to King Priam, tells him that he should visit Achilles to claim his son Hector’s body, ‘[24: 170-223]’.
Additionally, in this epic, gods play an ample role because they are displayed as mighty omnipotent forces which humans cannot face and when gods come to help their much-loved humans, other humans don't stand a chance in front of them. Due to the fact, gods intervening among humans makes the Trojan War nearly unfair. However, by keeping in mind that

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