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.
"Heliopolis, located in the main pyramid are with the other god villages,"(Cavendish 67) was where the Zeus equivalent prominently dwelled and although he "was a ruler he had no power significa... ... middle of paper ... ...se the Greeks had more structure, rank, and class distinctions their mythology was looked upon as the best and related to most often. Greek and Egyptian mythology shared many things, including the use of gods, creators and stories, the Greeks however put more structure into these areas and developed these and others. The Greek's culture affected their culture and others because they had such a strong basis for their mythology and life. Many cultures stole what the Greeks had because it was so strong. Even in current life, Greek mythology is still a factor.
In an article, it states “the Greek god of the sky and was the first god also being the ruler of all Olympian gods. He could control lightning and looked over other Olympian gods and mortals alike”(https://greekgodsandgoddesses.net/gods/zeus/
In the Greek Mythology there is no single text that introduces all of the myth’s characters and stories because the myths were part of an oral tradition that unfolded gradually in the written literature of the archaic and classical periods. Homer’s epic poems Iliad and Odyssey are the oldest known Greek literary sources. They focus on the Trojan War and its aftermath. Throughout the poem, Homer represents the gods intervening in human affairs and by this changing the destiny of human life. Because of the intervention, the gods start the war between Trojans and Achaeans and the reason of the war leads them to take sides.
While many people argue wherever the Trojan War happened but the general consensus among historians is that the City of troy does in fact exist but what is more subject to debate is wherever not the ten year war that is told in the story actually happened. Archaeologists who have been investigating the myth of Homer's poem believe the legendary war may have been a process rather than a single event. In one of Eric Cline Historical books he said that the Trojan War did took place, and that Homer chose to write about more than one of them by making it into a great ten-year-long epic saga. Archaeologists who have dug at the site said to be troy say, the site is made up nine cities built on top of each other. There is a citadel structure in the middle and a town surrounding it.
An important god that is not of Olympus is Hades. Hades is the god of the underworld . Mortals refrained from speaking of Hades because they were afraid that if they mentioned his name they would draw his attention. He kidnapped Demeter's daughter, Persephone, and made her the Queen of his stark gray world. The Hellenistic religion of ancient Greece had many more gods and goddesses but they are so numerous that it would be impossible to list them all but I have tried to touch on the ones that held the most influence and are the most well-known.
In Greek mythology, The Titans were known as the reasons why different natural/earthly things happened. Greek mythology has many different stories of things like this, but like I said we are talking today about The Titans. They overall are a flurry of 12 character/deities with different traits. Overall I do not consider them heroes due to different things they did. The Titans have few of the qualities of a hero; therefore, they are an example of what a hero does not look like.
Greek mythology is a body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks concerning Titans, gods, and heroes. According to Alan Dundes, a myth is a sacred narrative explaining how the world and humankind assumed their present form (Dundes 1). Though now it may be referred to as mythology, to the ancient Greeks it was an aspect of their religion. Like many other pre-Christian societies, the ancient Greeks deemed things that were important in their lives, such as fire, water, air, and lightning to be gods which govern the world. The gods of the ancient Greeks had a complicated genealogy with many generations of gods and goddesses.
As the reader goes through the many books in the Iliad, he or she may notice the battle of immortal versus immortal on Mount Olympus. The gods are introduced in this book as major characters that have taken a side on either Team Trojans or Team Achaeans. Aphrodite, Apollo, and Ares are the main gods on Team Trojans, while Hera and Athena fight for Team Achaeans. Zeus is supposedly neutral, but in book one Thetis approaches Zeus saying, “honor my son Achilles!-doomed to live the shortest life of any man on earth […] grant the Trojans victory […] till the Achaean armies pay my dea... ... middle of paper ... ... of Odysseus, and accompanies him on his travels. These two gods have different effects on the story: Poseidon is trying to cause pain and suffering for Odysseus, while Athena is trying to help Telemachus and give him hope that his father will return soon.
Out of all the cities that Athena helped and protected Athens claimed her as there own (The Myths). The Atheans believed that the first king of Athens, Erichthonius, was a descendant of Athena. Even though Poseidon was greedy of earthy kingdoms, he challenged Athena for the city. The both of them appeared before the court of gods and goddess to make a judgment.