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  • Hecate And The Three Fates In William Shakespeare's Macbeth

    If they so desired, they could have altered the destinies of many famous heroes, including Heracles (more commonly known as Hercules), Perseus, and Prometheus, to such undesirable fates that people would recoil at their names. Although the Moirai may be described as, “cold and unmerciful,” they were, “not always deaf to the pleading of others” (“Moirae”). Therefore, the Moirai would occasionally change the fate of a man if requested by Zeus or if they believed that he deserved it. In the case of Macbeth, the witches originally respected Macbeth. All three initially addressed him by saying, “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee” (Shakespeare 1, 3, 49). This very respectful way of acknowledging him provides insight into how honorable and worthy Macbeth is. At this time, the witches give Macbeth the two positive prophecies: that he will rise from Thane of Glamis to Thane of Cawdor, and then from Thane of Cawdor to King of Scotland. At this point in the play, Macbeth is still revered, and his fate seems bright – like those of the heroes throughout…

    Words: 1141 - Pages: 5
  • Night Fates

    as the Moirae and the Daughters of Night, are three very important Greek goddesses (Moirae). They control the fate of each person’s lives from the day a person is born until the day they die no matter god or human. Each of the fates had a specific role in the deciding of everyone’s life. No one could ever outwit the fates. Not even Zeus or Hera tried to outwit them. People would think the fates were sometimes cruel, but they were just doing what was expected of them by the order of cosmos.…

    Words: 696 - Pages: 3
  • What Is Soteria Like Clementia

    In Greek mythology, Eleos was the goddess of pity, mercy, clemency, and compassion ( she is sometimes mistaken for Soteria ). In many artworks of Eleos, she was shown as a young woman with a blue veil or dress. The only worshippers she ever had were the athenians. Many people believed that her parents were Erebus and Nyx. Eleos altar is stationed in Athens, which Heracles children sought protection from Eurystheus' execution. She admired by chopping off hair and unmasking apparel at the altar.…

    Words: 251 - Pages: 2
  • Sacrifice In Jason The Argonauts

    difficult challenge, Jason lost a sandal, which becomes relevant to another value of Greek religion. Jason’s decision to aid Hera, led to her assistance on his journey to take back his family’s kingdom. Ultimately, his act shows the listeners of the myths to be generous in life, and the gods will provide support in return. Fate also is evident in the story of Jason and the Argonauts through the story of Pelias. He unjustly killed Jason’s father, his brother, to become the king of Iolkos. Pelias…

    Words: 1907 - Pages: 8
  • Contrast Between Adrestus And Menelaus

    quite similar in ability. (74 words). I think this passage is a great piece of advice for everyone. Nestor advised Diomedes to calm down, and not to seek revenge against Hector. It is a Homeric rendition of “Sticks and stones make break my bones, but words may never hurt me!”. It also shows, that it is the actions of someone that determines the truth and their worth. It also reiterates Nestor as the calming, wise, and advising figure in the story. He acts as the father to many of the young…

    Words: 1726 - Pages: 7
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