Apollo, the god of many things such as medicine and music, was great at making music. Many people knew not to mess with Apollo. There are multiple myths about him. He was a favorite of Zeus, The god of lightning and hospitality. Apollo would help Zeus with mortals that messed with gods and especially with Zeus. He would also help Zeus with tasks such as talking with gods with disobeyed Zeus and the gods and goddesses in total. Zeus also helped him with tasks and favors like helping him with music.
Aphrodite was known for having many love affairs. She had an arranged marriage, set up by Zeus, with Hephaestus, the ugliest of the gods. Her true love was Ares, the god of war and violence. Hephaestus knew of the affair and to get back at her, he humiliated her in front of all the gods by setting a trap for the lovers. When the two were about to make love, they were scooped up into a net where all the gods could witness her betrayal. Ares and Aphrodite conceived many children: Eros being the most famous. He is also known as Cupid. (“Aphrodite History”)
The myth of the North American Indians explaining night and day reminds the reader of the greek myth of “How Deserts Were Formed.” Both myths were focused around young boys and the clarrification of how night and day occur. In the greek myth, Phaethon, the son of Appolo, almosts demolishes the Earth when attemtping to hold the reins of Appolos charriot. In doing so, Phaethon scorched fields in noryjern Africa turning such places into desert like areas.
A Similarity of both Apollo and Aphrodite manipulation is the revelations of the motives are revealed before their actions take place. In the first Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, the story describes the beautiful, virgin goddess who falls in love with the mortal, Anchises. Aphrodite eludes the most powerful Greek god Zeus and in retaliation, Zeus forces Aphrodite to fall in love with a mortal which eventually leads to her falling in love with Anchises and have sex with him. Aphrodite intentions are made clear before any actions take place and is described, “And when she saw him, Aphrodite, lover of laughter, she loved him, and a terrifying desire seized her heart” (Aphrodite 87-88). Comparing this hymn to the second Homeric Hymn to apollo, the story has similarities to the story of Aphrodite. For example, Apollo also reveals his
In Homer’s Iliad, sleep–albeit a seemingly simple verb–is a multifaceted concept that highlights the strengths and weaknesses of humanity within various characters of the epic poem. On one hand, sleep is viewed as something to be avoided, a weakness bound to result in destructive consequences. On the other hand, sleep is a tool that provides restoration and gives one a respite from their reality, whether it be temporarily or permanently. Together, the two features of sleep portray the humanity of a breadth of characters, ranging from the fully mortal Diomedes to the the all-powerful Zeus. In the end, it is clear to the readers that although the central figures within the poem constantly strive to perform at an “immortal” level, the mortal element of sleep consistently arises, humanizing the Homeric characters of the Iliad and glorifying the human experience.
The first Homeric Hymn of Aphrodite tells the story of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, desire, and beauty. She is the daughter of Zeus and highly regarded among both immortals and mortal men. The story recounts the power that Aphrodite possesses as well as the limitations of her power. One limitation this hymn primarily focuses on is a situation in which Aphrodite is humiliated. This myth utilizes strategies such as story structure and word choice in order to describe how Aphrodite is humiliated.
Zeus and his sister, Hera, soon after the fall of the Titans had a son named Eelos. Eelos was a very handsome god and surpassed Apollo. He was a very kind god, teaching man to love at the age of five. Aphrodite had taught man to love before, but Eelos taught them to love deeper and think for one another, this made Aphrodite jealous. All the gods admired Eelos for his work, which made man more humble, and therefore made them worshipped the gods more. All but Aphrodite were pleased by Eelos, who felt robbed of her position on Mount Olympus. Aphrodite was also very jealous of Eelos’ beauty since it was more than she, herself had. Aphrodite spent many days planning to take Eelos’ source of power, his beauty, and give it to herself. Aphrodite created a crafty plan to seek
After she grabbed the clock, Aristarchus threw the potion straight at her. She had no idea what the potion was for or what it did, but she automatically knew it was bad. Before Olympias even had a chance to react Eurydice jumped in front of Olympias, the potion shattering all over her. Eurydice fell to the ground, crippling into a ball. Olympias, enraged with anger, shot an iron cage on top of Aristarchus, imprisoning him. Olympias wept as Eurydice at the loss of her bright, beautiful friend. An idea suddenly started to form in Olympias’s head as she looked from the bright nymph to the dark god. She would place Eurydice in the sky beside her to warm the people and give them light, and she would place Aristarchus in his prison in the sky to provide sleep and darkness to the people. They would be called the sun and the moon, and man would finally learn about
One early afternoon Artesia decided that she was going to have an art display at the Annual Art Show with all of her magnificent paintings. Throughout the afternoon Artesia became acquainted with some new and very interesting people
Those who pray for love and to Aphrodite may have their wishes granted. For a sculptor named Pygmalion, his life was fulfilled by the graciousness of Aphrodite. Aphrodite was once angry with the women of Cyprus whom have denied her divinity, which in return, turned them into prostitutes. Pygmalion was upset and utterly disgusted with all of the women. He found none of them attractive and decided to sculpt the woman of his dreams. Once Pygmalion had created the woman in marble, he cherished it as if it were a real woman. He would touch it, kiss it, and give it gifts. He prayed to Aphrodite to bring the statue to life and to his delight, she had made the art come to life and Pygmalion married the marble statue-turned woman. She has the ability to control many, especially with the help of her son Cupid. Although Aphrodite is the goddess of love, she is able to turn such enlightened powers into negative consequences. In the tale regarding Cupid falling in love with a beautiful princess named Psyche, Aphrodite shows an ill-tempered and aggressive side to her. Adored by countless people, Psyche was the talk of the town for her beauty. Too much to the point where her father decided to send her to the top of a mountain in fear that no regular men will marry her because her beauty has made her unapproachable. Filled with jealousy, Aphrodite sends Cupid atop that mountain so that he may strike her with his arrow that would cause her to fall in love with an awful beast. Unfortunately for Aphrodite, Cupid ends up falling in love with her instead. Aphrodite is the opposite of supportive and orders Cupid to kill her. The divine love that Cupid and Psyche have conquered Aphrodite’s multiple attempts to separate their
Every human being has within him an ideal man, just as every piece of marble contains in a rough state a statue as beautiful as the one that Praxiteles the Greek made of the god Apollo.Greek myth is comprised of many Gods and Goddesses and the stories of how they came to be and of their life stories. And this is the story of the God apollo One God that caught my eye was Apollo, was associated with many aspects of life in the time of the Greek gods. Apollo’s father was Zeus, the king of the gods. Zeus, though married to Hera, had some problems with fidelity. He impregnated Leto, the daughter of a Titan.When he was four days old, he asked Hephaestus to make him silver bows and arrows. Hephaestus created them for him. Apollo was
When Apollo had first fallen from Olympus, he had thought it to be a joke- as something that would quickly be reversed. He had been too caught up in himself to remember that his father lacked a sense of humor, and thus, he had found himself subjected to the horrors of mortal life. The one recurring thought he had during his time as Lester was regaining his immortality. Now, finally, after what felt like eons, once again he was Apollo. He was the God of light and the sun, truth and prophecy, healing, plague, music, poetry, and much more… So why did he feel so empty and cold on the inside? Who wouldn’t want to be a god? Who would want to be a god?!
Meanwhile, there was the mighty Zeus, the king of the gods, who was married to the goddess Hera. Hera is the goddess of War and Honesty, but she had an awful temper and often took it out on her husband, Zeus. Hera only loved Zeus because he was the king of gods and she wanted some of that power for herself, so she never let him leave her side, and although he was her husband, she talked badly about him, and constantly blamed and insulted him. Aphrodite witnessed this many times and started to feel empathy for Zeus, she knew Zeus was kind and didn’t deserve to be treated like that. At this, anger burned inside of Aphrodite for Hera and what she did to hurt Zeus, and as this anger burned she felt a passion. Aphrodite casually began to develop feelings for Zeus. She always told herself she shouldn’t, that Zeus was married and she needed to stay away, but she couldn’t help how she felt for Zeus.