Deities in the Iliad

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  • Aegean Sea Analysis

    The Inseption of Tides As Athens stretches her arms around the growing empire, two gods overextend their love for something small but charming. In the Aegean Sea, Poseidon and Aphrodite just welcomed two beautiful twin babies, however they were conjoined. The right side of the baby is name Iris. She is beautiful just like her mother, with her hair blonde like the blazing sun awakening in the early morning, burning with intesity. She also has striking eyes that are greener than grass, and striking ivory white teeth. She was given the honor to be goddess of joy due to the combination of her beautiful smile and laugh. On the other side there is Keta, also beautiful but in a different sense. Keta has deep black hair, dark brown eyes, razor sharp teeth and a forked serpent-like tongue. She was given the honor to be the goddess of nefarism, due to her attitude and deminer. Although complete opposites, Iris and Keta were both very vacuous, which comes to destroy valuable things in the future. Together the twins work as a team, but when seperate there true qualites are revealed. Shortly after the twins birth, Hades orders Explora, who helps Hades in various ways and the goddess of conversion, to hide his most valuable pearls in oysters throughout the ocean. If undisturbed the pearls give off powers to Hades, which keeps him immortal. He did this knowing it would be the safest place for his treasures. Twenty years later, the twins still possess their same qualities. Iris spreads…

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  • Achilles Brutality In The Iliad

    extent of Achilles’ fury and hatred towards Hector for killing Patroclus. Another important aspect of the Iliad is the involvement of gods in comparison to their almost total absence in Troy. In the Iliad, the gods have a massive influence on the course of war. This is because during Homer’s time there was a tendency to present a world where the deities influence the fates of humans. People of the Homeric age strongly believed in gods and didn’t question their impact on human lives. For…

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  • Polytheism In The Epic Of Gilgamesh

    diverged intently in the ancient world. This can be demonstrated by looking at ancient literary works such as: The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Iliad by Homer, and Laws by Plato. This controversy is significant because it demonstrates the changing nature of the deities with the ever changing human ideals. The Epic of Gilgamesh, originating around 2000 BCE, initiated the starting ground of the relationship between the divine and man. The gods in The Epic of Gilgamesh are very involved in the lives of…

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  • The Influence Of The Greek Gods In The Iliad And The Odyssey

    ultimate authority of these deities. However, these deities tended to be temperamental, therefore causing the concept of honor and shame to also play a significant role in Greek worldview. Examining prominent literary works from that era allows us to understand how the Greeks interacted with the world around them. Literature created during this time provides glimpses into the Grecian mindset. Literary sources from this age that fully delve into the Greek mindset are Homer’s The Iliad and The…

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  • Theogony Vs Iliad

    Luc Ferry’s The Wisdom of Myths, and Homer’s The Iliad are two extraordinary works of literature when it comes to tales of Greek mythology. The first gives a unique account of the birth of the universe following Hesiod's Theogony, starting at chaos and ending with order in the cosmos; while the later incorporates many detailed and unique characters and motifs that all help contribute into shaping the poem into something much more elegant than just a recollection of a war. The two works also…

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  • Faith In The Iliad Analysis

    The great monk, Saint Francis of Assisi, once said, "Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there doubt, faith." This way of explaining faith resonates with my personal beliefs. Faith is usually used to fill one's doubts or confusion. Faith also has various definitions, some of which were used in The Iliad in religious and trusting fashions. Many people have different definitions of faith. The dictionary would define faith as, "the strong belief or trust in…

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  • Similarities Between Homer And Hesiod

    there are two authors that are the most well-known or frequently taught. Homer’s two epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, are perhaps the most well-known, because of the heroes epic battles of strength and wit against those deemed as enemies. Hesiod’s Works and Days, however, may be the most pertinent to finding out how everyday citizens of ancient Greece went about their everyday lives. These epics detail the lives of both extraordinary and ordinary men’s lives in ancient Greece. When compared to…

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  • The Roles Of Women In The Iliad And The Odyssey

    The Roles of Women in The Iliad and The Odyssey As the world has evolved, women have held many different roles in a male dominated society. Men have been held at a higher rank than women since the dawn of time. In Homer’s heroic poems, the readers can clearly identify how women can be perceived. In the Iliad, women were seen merely as an object of possession that played a relatively significant role to the story. Whereas in the Odyssey, women were seen in their own light and played a key role…

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  • Achilles Burial In The Iliad

    Alexia Delapaz English 2332-877 Professor Brooks 28 September 2017 The Revenge Back to Hector (Preparing a body for funeral rites/burial (See Hector’s rites of fire and burial in Book 24.) Through the time of The Iliad, there were certain wreckages that provoked to the deaths and led to the burials that occurred under the oath of the gods. In The Iliad, Achilles' handling destruction of Hector is self-destructive through physical actions. Hector is clothed with Achilles' formal armor, the…

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  • Greek Gods In The Aeneid

    Through these stories the creation of Rome and the natural world were explained to the citizens of Rome. In the Aeneid gods and goddesses determine the destiny of the mortal beings and hold supreme control. The Iliad was distributed 700 years prior to the civilization of Rome, and Roman works of mythology did not appear until 1000 years after the Greeks demise . Throughout the epic poems and stories there have been many gods and goddesses that have crossed the reader’s path in both the Greek…

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