Medusa and Athena. There was a beautiful maiden named Medusa who lived in Athens, Greece. She was very proud of her beauty, it was all she ever spoke or thought about. Medusa would also admire herself in a mirror for quite a long time. One day, she visited the largest temple of the goddess Athena, named the Parthenon. The temple was filled with statues and paintings of Athena. Medusa then told her friends that the sculptures and paintings should have been of her since she was prettier than Athena. Medusa
There were 12 main gods and they all sat at the top of the huge mountain, and watched over all the humans and mortals on the ground below. I think the goddess Athena was one of the most interesting of the gods. In the end, her family, life story, looks, celebrations, history and any other facts are all extraordinary. Athena had many family members and a very
The People v. Orestes In the last portion of 'The Orestia';, titled 'The Euminides';, Aeschlyus describes the trial of Orestes, who is brought in front of a jury on the charge of matricide. The jury hands in a tied verdict and the goddess Athena casts the deciding vote in favor of Orestes. This of course begs the question: Was Athena's decision fair? I believe that this decision was in the best interest of fairness because Orestes was motivated by Apollo, enraged by the murder of his father, and
the most revered goddesses, Athena, have the common noble goal of bringing Odysseus back home to his family after nearly two decades of absence. To achieve that goal, they mainly use deception and disguise in various forms that their physical and mental powers allow. Odysseus is famous for wittily deceiving others through verbal means, fact noted by Menelaus and Helen of Troy (Book 4). He even doubts Athena, as his own skills have made him doubt other’s honesty. Athena states after realizing Odysseus’s
challenge them to become stronger throughout their life. In The Odyssey, told by Homer, Odysseus is molded to appear as one of these heroes in the eyes of the people around him. All done by the insightful goddess Athena. Although friends and enemies see him as a force to be reckoned with, Athena consistently bears Odysseus through his problems, by persuading Zeus into Odysseus’ favor, and directly keeping the suitors from killing him; when Odysseus doesn’t have this undeviating help, he tends to make
to hear her -- until one day when she made her first visit to the Parthenon with her friends. The Parthenon was the largest temple to goddess Athena in all the land. It was decorated with amazing sculptures and paintings. Anyone who entered was awed by the beauty and intricacy of the place. They couldn’t help but think of how grateful they were to Athena, goddess of wisdom, for inspiring them and for watching over their city... Athens. Everyone, that is, except Medusa.
jewel. With such great minds as Socrates, Plato, Euripides, and Aristophanes, “[n]ever in history have so many great people been alive at the same time, let alone living in the same town” (Connolly and Dodge 1998, 9). Named after its patron goddess, Athena, Athens held her of the highest honor. One might expect the citizens of such a city, especially considering how civilized they were considered to be, to treat women with the utmost respect. Unfortunately this was not the case. While a rich and cultured
On her negative side, Pallas Athena touches on conflict, legal battles, injustice and illnesses due to a weakened immune system”-(www.greekmythology.com). “Nike was the goddess of victory in Greek mythology, depicted as having wings, hence her alternative name "Winged Goddess". Kratos
sees in the underworld. Everyone worships her and speaks about her achievements with great admiration; she is truly admired, but because she is a goddess. Athena has control over men that most women in The Odyssey do not. Women 's lives depend on what men think of them, on the other hand, men 's lives depend on Athena 's opinion of them. Athena is "Zeus ' virgin daughter" and no one has used her in that way. She is too important to be used as being an enjoyment for men; they depend on her for their
“...and while Athena guided his hand and he looked with averted gaze on a brazen shield….” (GHM 2.4.3, pg 267). She is clearly benevolent if her character is taken at full value in this instance. However, in another work, Homer’s The Iliad, book 5 (GHM 3.8. Homer’s Gods and Heroes in Battle: Iliad, Book 5) Athena is much more war-like, no longer is she aiding an intrepid adventurer in a quest to rid evil; now she picks, among other gods, the sides of the Greeks (Achaeans).