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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 his kids as his wife Rhea birthed them. Rhea finally had enough and hid baby Zeus and fed her husband a rock instead. Lucky for me my father did not eat me or my siblings but I was born with a strange mark at the bottom of my neck thought to be a scale leftover from evolution. From a distance one might think myth is not relatable but upon review its clear mythology has themes that anyone can relate to. Greek mythology loves an odd birth story. In Zeus’ case his father ate his children because he was told that one of them would defeat him. Luckily Zeus was saved by his mother Rhea. She wrapped him up and hid him from Cronus and Zeus grew up safely. I, like many of the gods, have an interesting birth story. I was born on March 5 1996 to Tom and Cindy Petracelli. I came out screaming and crying like every other kid. However, my story derails in that I was born with a scale shaped indentation near the bottom of my neck. After I was born the doctor wrapped me up in a warm blanket. As soon as…

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  • Hestia In Ancient Greece

    Hestia represented the hearth, familiarity, and comfort. Hestia is the chief of all goddesses (“The Gods of Greece” 168). According to Plato, Hestia means 'the essence of things' (“The Gods of Greece” 168). Hestia is the goddess of the hearth. She receives the best in offerings (“The Gods of Greece” 168). Hestia is the least personal goddess and the most anonymous. She gave her throne on Olympus up for Dionysus. (“The Gods of Greece” 168) The Ancient Greeks believed that “Hestia's fire, her…

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  • Is Hestia A Good Babysitter

    ever thought about being a babysitter? Hestia is the protector of the Hearth and the home and the goddess of fire. Hestia was the first goddess in Mount Olympus and is respected by many people. She is the sister of Poseidon, Hades, Zeus, Hera and Demeter. Hestia is best suited to be a babysitter because she is known for being very calm in high pressure situations, being trustworthy in the sense of keeping promises, and being very helpful to people that don’t have the best resources of education.…

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  • Why Is Hestia Important

    “Hestia, in all dwellings of men and immortals, yours is the highest honor, the sweet wine offered first and last at the feast, poured out to you duly. Never without you can god or mortals hold banquet”(Edith Hamilton 37). Hestia was the greek goddess of hearth and home. Many beings, gods and mortals both, relied on her power to live. Although Hestia’s importance is not fully reflected in the few surviving myths, she was the domestic goddess of hospitality, she manned the fire that was never…

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  • What Is Hestia's Role In The Odyssey

    The goddess Hestia once said, "I'll help you win. I'll make you win. You might not believe in yourself right now. How about believing in me. And I believe you can do this." As Odysseus is trapped on the island of Ogygia, he begins to lose hope. He is struggling to find his way home, with the fear in his mind that his family had given up on him over the years that he has been missing. Although he shows qualities of strength and cleverness, the aching feeling in his heart would continue until he…

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  • Hephaestus: A Short Story

    This seemed to slightly amuse Hestia while she watched the spectacle playing in front of her. Peter giving up on the idea decided it might be better to just stand next to Hestia. It took a minute but Peter finally found some words in his mushy brain and purred to Hestia and talked “What brings you to Mr.Lolny headquarters?” he then contorted his features into a nasty grin. Hestia took this horrible attempt at flirting in stride and responded: “I need something to be fixed and I was told this is…

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  • Essay On Ancient Greek Goddesses

    Who are some of the ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses? Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, Poseidon and Zeus are just a few of the many that are known. Who were their parents and what is the story of how each of these Gods came to be? The parents of the gods were Cronus and Rhea. Together Cronus and Rhea had six children. Cronus was afraid that his children would kill him the same way he killed his father. So to stop this from happening he ate each of his children after they were born. When the sixth…

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  • Growing Up In The Puritan Era

    beyond what was allowed by the sumptuary regulations of the colony” (Hawthorne 37). Not only was it beautifully embroidered, but the scarlet letter symbolically represented Hester’s pride and willingness to take responsibility for her sin. Another action that Hester takes against the colony is her lack of confession for who she committed adultery with. Prynne “displays dignity and grace,” as well as a “determination to stand alone despite the opinion of society,” which proves her to be…

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  • Troy's Achilles: Fated To Die In Troy

    Born fully grown and in full armor from the forehead of Zeus Goddess of truth and wisdom, justice and order Defender of Athens Patroness of the arts and trades The Parthenon She decided to never marry Offered Paris wisdom if he chose her as the fairest Cronus/Saturn Son of Uranus and Gaea Youngest of the Titans Husband of Rhea Father of Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Hades, Demeter, Hestia, He began to devour his children so he wouldn 't lose his power He was cut open and parts of him were spread around…

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  • The Role Of Rhea In Ancient Greek Mythology

    female fertility, motherhood, and generation. She was the daughter of Uranus, the sky god, and Gaea, goddess of the earth. Rhea then got married to her brother Cronos and had six children. The children they had were named Hestia, Hades, Demeter, Poseidon, Hera, and Zeus. These six children grew up to be known as some of the most famous greek mythology gods ever. Rhea´s most famous story is about her six children. Cronus ate all of them except Zeus. He ate all of them because Rhea's parents,…

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