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  • Masculinity In Krono's Typhoeus

    the wives, however, is shown as more passive, manipulative personalities. For instance, when Gaia decides she cannot suffer her children being enclosed in her any longer, she sends Kronos to castrate Ouranos as a direct destruction of the most obvious part of his masculinity. As a result, when Kronos swallows his children himself, Rhea must use her femininity to dispose of him. She offers a rock to Kronos to swallow, which he accepts, and that shows Kronos does not believe his wife will try to get revenge, perhaps thinking her too passive or meek. Rhea, knowing this is what Kronos believes, uses that as an…

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  • Greek Myths: Where Did The World Come From?

    variations of the same myths were created, and each had a different perspective on the listener. Ancient Greeks celebrated their religion is several ways. They would build monuments, buildings, and statues in honor of their gods, and they would also hold festivals, rituals, and even sacrifices. It was their goal to keep their gods satisfied, and mythology was an integral part of their culture and lives. The most significant myth in Greek mythology’s history is the story of creation. It started…

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  • Greek Mythology In Aphrodite

    She is depicted as a beautiful, desirable, and seductive woman that rose from the foam of the sea and is commonly referred to as one of the most popular Greek divinities. There are many myths pertaining to her specific origins, all being very different in nature. However, the most famous story of Aphrodite’s birth would be the castration of Uranus, the god that symbolized the skies. Gaia, the wife of Uranus, bore many children to him, all of whom he hated. Uranus chose to imprison Gaia’s…

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  • Gods Vs Greek Creation Myths

    Goddess, Gaia was created from the raging chaos that existed before the beginning of time. She gave birth to Uranus, the king of the sky. They became the first husband and wife. The underworld is represented because Gaia and Uranus bore many children, but they were monsters with 100 arms and one eyed creatures called Cyclops (University of Phoenix,,1995-2020).These monsters were like giants. Uranus feared the monsters, although they were his children and he sent them under the earth later called…

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  • Gaia Theory

    Published in 1965 by James Lovelock, the Gaia Hypothesis proposes that organism’s interact with their inorganic surrounding on Earth to form a complex, self-regulating system that maintains the conditions of life on the planet. The theory has sparked religious, philosophical reflection, and challenged assumptions about the evolution, and the importance of humans in determining environmental change, and the relationship between life and the environment. In this essay I will be exploring and…

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  • Deception And Deception In Helen

    In the play Helen by Euripides the main character, Helen often finds herself in complicated situations. To get out of those situations, Helen believes that her only option is to manipulate, deceive, and lie to people. Helen’s main goal is to be reunited with her husband, Menelaos, in her homeland. Helen persuades characters to do things her way by manipulation, lies, and deception. Throughout Helen, the main character manipulates Teucros, Menelaos, and Theoclymenos using deception, persuasion,…

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  • Reoccurring Themes In Greek Mythology

    Throughout mythology there are reoccurring themes including great battles and strange birth stories. I relate to these themes because I have had experiences in my life that mimic those of the Gods in myth. A well-known battle in Greek mythology is the Titanomachy, a 10 year war between the Titans and the Olympians. I watched my cousin fight her own battle, against cancer. Greek myth always includes a unique tale of birth. A perfect example is the story of Zeus. Zeus’ father Cronus ate all of…

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  • Poseidon: The Greek God

    (Room, Adrian 145 pg.) Although never associated with evil or being demonic, worshipers still were sullen when hearing his name and while making a sacrifice, they would avert their eyes to avoid any reference to the Underworld. (Cotterell, Arthur & Storm, Rachel 47 pg.) Even his wife Persephone, Goddess of spring growth didn’t want to be married to the God of the dead in fact, she was stolen by Hades when she was playing in a meadow on a sunny day. Not known to ever travel to the realm of the…

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  • Haemon's Struggle In Hesiod And Sophocles '

    restrained purely for the reason that they “held him in awe”. There is no pride in his progeny, no want to utilize their great power. Ouranos is afraid of them and their ability to potentially usurp him. With this fear in the heart of the father figure the reader is shown that there is no room for a son. With a seemingly omnipotent parent it is better to hide away or get rid of any heirs. This allows the ruler to remain unopposed in all that he does without the fear of being overthrown by his…

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  • Hesiod's Theogony

    The first similarity that stood out to me was the theme of punishment for disobeying of a superior figure. In Hesiod’s Theogony, he references the story of Prometheus, the god who stole fire for the human race. Hesiod details the punishment for this “And he bound Prometheus with ineluctable fetters, / Painful bonds, and drove a shaft through his middle” Theogony ln. 303-304. In Genesis, God has one rule: “Nevertheless of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you are not to eat, for on the…

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