Deities in the Iliad

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    Aegean Sea Analysis

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    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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    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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    Aeneid Vs Iliad

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    far as literature, claiming that every story has already been told. While this may not be entirely true, there are many novels that seem to have very similar plot lines. Homer’s “The Iliad,” and Virgil’s “The Aeneid,” seem to have plot lines that nearly mirror each other in several circumstances. In several scenes, there are frequent instances where the two novels appear identical. The two ancient novels of “The Iliad” (blah) and “The Aeneid” (blah) have many similarities throughout the plots…

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    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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    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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    ancient cultures such as the Egyptians, or the Persians. The Greek religion consisted of a vast number of Gods and Goddesses, each representing their own aspect of life, or responsible for an emotion or object. Around 500 BC, when the Romans were ascending in power and the Greeks descending, Greek colonies moved to Italy where their religion was absorbed by the Roman people. Even in the myth of the foundation of Rome it was inspired from the Greeks, indeed Virgil’s (70-19 BC) Aeneid is highly…

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    From every recreation of Homer’s epic poem The Iliad, none has captured the essence of human emotion and the monstrosities brought about from human nature than the film Troy. Troy captured the true essence of humanities disastrous emotional fallout; and Petersen’s rendition of the nightmarish and atrocious siege of Troy aids in demonstrating the way in which human emotions such as greed, pride, love, wrath and grief which bring about effects within the human mind that create the need for war and…

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    Theogony Vs Iliad

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    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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    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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    Some of the most notable characters in The Iliad include the gods. However, the actions and relationships of the gods with the humans provide much confusion as to their motives. Many believe that the gods provide little structure or help to man. They seem only to muddle the situations that humans encounter, and exhibit great bias towards those they have fondness for. Furthermore, one must ask whether the gods do intend to help the Greeks and other people, or if they truly process a fickle…

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