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    The proverb “With great power, comes great responsibility,” is proved throughout the ages, many times with great accuracy and effort. Unfortunately, there has also been many times where power can drive one to their limits, and ultimately cause fatality to oneself and others. However, responsibility can be hard to achieve, especially when one is in a state of functioning “metaphorically blind,” where one assumes they are superior to the surrounding species. Ignorance is a state where one is “metaphorically

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    way” (LeVan, par. 2). Her life was made complete by means of Odysseus, a mortal who washed onto the island and later became her prisoner. Calypso’s utopian world of godliness, control, order, and power was shattered due to Athena and Zeus commanding Odysseus be freed. When Athena and Zeus ordered Calypso to free Odysseus from imprisonment, they ruined her utopian life-style. Odysseus-how did he ever meet Calypso in the first place? His ship was destroyed by a storm sent by the gods. None of his men

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    In Homer 's The Odyssey, Odysseus is known as “the great tactician” (7.256). With the help of the goddess Athena, Odysseus must endure a challenging journey home after winning the Trojan War. Throughout Odysseus ' journey, he has to encounter and defeat many obstacles which prohibit his desired, speedy return home. During this journey, Odysseus learns that once he gets home, he will have to conquer the suitors who have invaded his home. These suitors have attempted to court his wife, raided his

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    The Parthenon- A Culture in Itself

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    architecture was unique for its time, it featured excellent structure,the breathtaking Metopes featuring the epic battles of the gods, the Frieze a detailed sculpture displaying a procession of Greeks, and was built to house the magnificent statue of Athena adorned in gold. The Parthenon was constructed in a time period known as the " Golden Age of Athens". Taking a deeper look into the tremendous efforts of the Athenians to build a great structure to rival all monuments seen throughout the history of

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    Luckily, the hero Perseus rescued her; they got married and had six children. It is said the goddess Athena placed Andromeda’s image among the stars next to the constellation of Perseus. For my own version of the story Andromeda is not the damsel in distress who was pushed around by her parents as in the original mythology story. I imagine her as a strong woman who came across bad luck. As Athena is the goddess of courage I believe she immortalised Andromeda in the stars because of the courage she

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    The Parthenon, a temple on the Acropolis of Athens, was built between 447 and 432 BCE and it was dedicated to the city’s patron deity Athena. The temple was constructed so it could house the new statue of the goddess that Phidias was building. Also to proclaim to the world the success of Athens as leader of the coalition of Greek forces which had defeated the invading Persian armies of Darius and Xerxes. The Parthenon would remain in use for more than a thousand years, and despite the many time

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    Nausicca

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    Nausicca NAUSICAA; HOMER ‘THE ODYSSEY’ BOOK VI INTRODUCTION A close look at book V1 and others in Homers Odyssey may lead us to this observation. Far be it from one to lay blame at the door of a Goddess but as far as Nausicaa is concerned surely Athena did contribute by leading the poor girl on to believe that Odysseus was ‘The One’, she was to marry. This will be taken into account as we look in more depth at the poem. Virgil acquaints us with similar facts in his book The Aneaid whose content

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    faces like, Polyphemus, but he defeats him with a stick on fire. He also has to deal with Poseiden becasue of what he did to his son polyphemus and defeats him with help from the gods/goddess which were Athena, Zeus and Aeolus. Another challenge he faces were the Seirenes, but has the help from Athena so him and his shipmates do not die and overcome this challenge, and more. Everett has many challeges like Odysseus, but they are not exactly the same. For instance, instead of Poseiden coming after him

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    / Both parties later swore to terms of peace / set by their arbiter, Athena, daughter / of Zeus who bears the stormcloud as a shield- / though still she kept the form and voice of Mentor” (Fitzgerald 426). Fitzgerald’s ending to The Odyssey uses syntax to place emphasis on Athena and her position as mentor to Odysseus. This difference creates a striking difference in ideation as to Athena’s role in Odysseus’s adventure, and

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    In Greek mythology as a whole, fate does have a sizeable role in most tales. However, the definition of fate for the ancient Greeks extends from the common definition. The definition of fate that is familiar to us is anything that happens for an unknown reason and is out of our control. But in Greek mythology fate also involves divine intervention from the gods of Olympus. They are able to change outcomes and alter situations to the point where what occurs might not have happened without them. In

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