The myth of Prometheus also portrays “A Struggle For Power”, for example, after Prometheus gave the gift of fire to Man, Zeus,Ruler of the Gods,was furious after he discovered Prometheus had deceived him and went against him, “ The struggle for power in a myth occurs between two opposing forces.This struggle for power may be between two supernatural forces,a supernatural force and mortal,or two members of a single family,This struggle may be a result of desire for control,vanity,vanity,and jealousy.Often this struggle ends with punishment or even death” The myth of Prometheus Aligns with this element of mythology because Zeus was angered that a power that
As I said before, Zeus is the father of all gods and humans. He represents the idea of an independent moral code that all humans and immortals must obey. If any god or mortal did not follow this moral code, Zeus would enforce justice and watch over the punishment of the wrongdoers (Cunningham and Reich 33). Although Zeus is known for representing a moral code, Zeus’ behavior was far from moral. “Zeus was subject to pleasure, pain, grief, and anger, but he was most susceptible to the power of Eros – love, which often got the objects of his desire in a lot of trouble with his wife, Hera. Zeus wa...
In another excerpt of Prometheus it talks about the gods punishing Man and Prometheus. For example, He gathered a council of the gods to decide
...the god based upon conflicting traits of fear, deceit, and lust. Zeus' main characteristic is power in both Greek and Roman mythology. However, when Ovid's Metamorphoses is compared to Hesiod's Theogony, Juno's power is limited. Ovid's lack of respect and belief about Jupiter is apparent in his writings, which portray Jupiter as fearful, cunning, deceitful, and lustful. In opposition, Hesiod views Zeus as fearless, intelligent, and certainly not lustful. Zeus' characteristics in the Theogony are reflected from Hesiod's belief about the god to be much more than a worthless myth to the Greeks. Instead of mocking and disrespecting the all-powerful god of Greek and Roman mythology, Hesiod respects Zeus as the most powerful god.
While reading Theogony, it becomes apparent that Hesiod shows a bias for the eventual “fathers-sons” outcome, as the male sky-god Zeus is the literary equivalent of a “godmodding” character, or when character has the ability to do practically anything without limits or boundaries. As the story progresses, it becomes a pattern that last-born sons are trouble for their fathers. This pattern is consistent until Zeus takes over, when a potential first-born son becomes the problem. There is also something to be said about how often that the last-born sons are trouble for their fathers. The pattern is consistent until Zeus takes over, when a first-born son becomes the
In The Oresteia, “Agamemnon must pay with his life for a life which he destroyed; and his murderess must pay with her life for taking his; and her son must be brought to justice for killing her.” I think that this quote sums up exactly why man nor Gods are any different. This quote shows that everyone is going to be treated equally and that no one, man or God, should be able to get away with sins. Zeus is known for his ability to get revenge on people that do him wrong. The Chorus claims that Zeus is “all-causing” and “all-doing”. This means that Zeus would then be responsible for anything and everything that would ever happen
Well Prometheus was not like other men, He was the son of the titans who had fought against Zeus. Zeus was an evil person also called “The Devil” This quote I got from a prometheus story that caught my eye is , “I will not!" said Zeus, "Not one spark will I share with them! For if men had fire they might become strong and wise like us, and after a while they would drive us out of our kingdom. Besides, fire is a dangerous tool and they are too poor and ignorant to be trusted with it. It is better that we on Mount Olympus rule the world without threat so all can be happy." Prometheus didn't answer, but he had set his heart on helping mankind, and he did not give up.” This quote resmemble’s that prometheus wants equality towards the upper class and the lower class. Since zeus doesn't want to give light to the poor because he thinks that they are not capable of using it . Which in prometheus’s perspective, he believes that everyone has the same equality as anyone . Since the 1960’s we’ve been having these problems . The plessy decision was a hard decision for many people that didn’t want equality between black and white. Until president eisenhower ran for president and made a change in the United States. The ruling had established a separate but equal doctrine, making laws segregating separation
Hesiod’s Theogony, is a large scale epic poem with a wide range of Greek traditions concerning the gods of the cosmos. It is a narrative or expository describing the origins of the universe and the complicated interdependency of the gods of ancient Greeks. Hesiod offers the earliest Greek version of genesis. Chaos provides the beginning for creation. Out of Chaos the universe came into being. As Greek civilization developed, particularly during the Hellenistic period, which began about 323 BC, the mythology also changed. New philosophies and the influence of neighboring civilizations caused a gradual change of Greek beliefs. However, the essential aspects of the Greek gods and their legends remain
He seeks to reprimand man for their wrong doings in the plays Women of Trachis and Medea. In Hippolytus, Zeus’ nature appears more clouded but it is one that still coincides with his judicial nature. The Greeks often looked to Zeus for vengeance against those who had done wrong and forgiveness for the wrongs they had done, for they knew that Zeus was one who judged them and their lives. The will of Zeus is one that man must in the end respect no matter how much they may question it and is also one that they seek answers about. Zeus is the god who determines the ultimate fate of mortals and the consequences for their
the Prometheus myth looks at man's relationship to the gods, and their connection to other men, animals, to create order through differentiation and decay. At Mecone, Zeus was asked to choose between bone or the better meat to sacrifice to the gods.