Essay On Zeus Relationship

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All three of the myths discussed in previous paragraphs describe the nature of relationships and respect Zeus held with women. He disrespected them and held clear bias’ along with obviously ‘enjoying the chase more than the catch’. Zeus’ life is far from solitary and he consciously seeks a multitude of lovers to satisfy his desire. With a generally low opinion of females, it is surprising his favourite child is Athena, however, this becomes more understandable as he is considered to have birthed the child by himself – displaying males wish in Greek society that they could reproduce without the aid of the female sex as this was seen as the ideal ability and one male flaw. The myth of Athena also represents his extreme fear of being overthrown

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