Greek Mythology and Superheroes Thousands of years ago what is now considered mythology and folklore was actual religion among the indigenous cultures of those beliefs. Among those, Greek Mythology is the most well-known and referenced. Greek Gods were not visions of perfection. They had personal problems, arguments, wars, and a great multitude of affairs. The Greek gods were essentially characters in the works of many great writers and it can be debated that belief in these gods came second to the writing of the stories.
16). Such examples would be the Iliad and Odyssey as they are the epic poems describing extremely important Greek events. By examining the topic of Greek myths and legends, one can see that the age of gods and mortals, origin theories and the Greek conception of philosophy are highly evident in proving that Greek society had evolved around the following and believing of these three areas. This was the age when gods had lived alone and numerous human interferences were encountered. Gods and mortals had began to involve themselves in relationships even though it was forbidden.
This falls apart because it presupposes a belief in gods. The second is the nature myth concept that gods are the personification of the forces of nature. But on actual investigation there is little evidence that these forces, such as earthquake, thunder, sun and moon were in themselves worshipped; rather it was the power who controlled these forces.” (“Greek and Roman Mythology: Critical Commentary”) Greek and Roman Mythology have many of the same gods. This is because the Romans borrowed a lot of it from the Greeks since they were one thousand years ahead of them.
Even today, the Greeks look back at the building as a unique symbol of Greek cultural power. When Pericles got onto the topic of art from his culture, he mentioned that “most Roman art wouldn’t even exist for the simple fact that most were copies of sculptures from my period.” Romans commissioned versions of famous Greek works from earlier centuries. For example, the famous Doryphoros (Spear Bearer) is actually a Roman copy of a lost Greek bronze. Polykleitos, the artist who created Doryphoros, was in search for an ideal system of proportions rooted in a philosophical quest for illumination and believed that harmony in the universe could be expressed in mathematical terms. In general, Greek art like this tended to focus on near perfect proportions and balanced
Venus may as well have been Aphrodite because it was believed that her myths were borrowed from Aphrodite. Zeus and Jupiter were similar, but were written in different times, suggesting a heavy coincidence that the Greeks and the Romans were on the same page. Overall, Greek gods and Roman gods are indeed very similar. If they do have differences, they are always fairly petty and do not affect their general purpose within mythology. The interactions between the Greeks and Romans have definitely tied each other’s myths together so close that a story from Greek mythology can easily be interchangeable with a story from Roman Mythology.
In addition, both epics contain similar characters, mainly gods, like Poseidon and Juno and Circe and Dido. Upon closer examination, the epics begin to deviate from each other in writing style. Virgil uses vivid imagery while Homer opts for his signature Homeric similes. The culminating difference between the two is the reason in which they were written. The Odyssey offers an insight into Greek customs as well as common Greek myths but because Virgil was hired by Augustus to write The Aeneid, there are multiple instances of bias and propaganda in favor of the Roman emperor.
How fascinating arts? Greek and Roman art history are significant mystery of each person exploring the distinctive of their culture and belief system. The piece of “head of Poseidon” from MFAH (Museum of Fine Art Houston) itself is an Olympian god of the sea known as (Greek mythology) that Greek believed in the power of gods and goddesses as part of the role and purpose of it created. The “Constantine the Great” also called Flavius Valerius Constantinus Augustus is the first Roman emperor led domination throughout the history, and he was a great Christian leader of the time. Constantine Roman sculptures are more exactly how a person looks like rather than Poseidon Greek God sculpture more as an ideal form.