Greek Mythology And The Lightening Thief

1940 Words Apr 11th, 2015 8 Pages
It is a lovely day out, the bright sun shining down, the smell of beautiful flowers, the sounds of birds chirping. Then, a chariot sweeps across a meadow, taking one unfortunate goddess, deep deep down to the frightful underworld, to be seated by the King of the Dead,
Hades. Greek mythology is very interesting and can also be very interestingly weird. In the lightening thief we see the very interesting part about Greek mythology. The lightening thief uses the modern day society to tell the adventure packed story. In this essay I will give you an overview of Greek mythology, along with a summary and analysis of The Lightening Thief.
"Hero" is the main theme of this story. We see the theme of "hero" throughout various parts of
2
the story. Courage, Love and sacrifice, and man vs. society all connect back to the idea of heroism. Cultural and Historical Context
The Lightening Thief story is set in modern day time. Around 2000-2004 is where it all starts. Although the setting is modern day, he author is telling Greek mythology, which began in
500 BC. Greek mythology is very interestingly "different." "Greek mythology also includes a number of monsters and strange creatures such as the one-eyed Cyclops in the Odysseus story, a gigantic boar in the fabled Kalydonian hunt, sphinxes, giant snakes, fire-breathing bulls and more. These creatures may represent chaos and lack of reason, for example, the centaurs - halfman and half-horse." (Cartwright, Greek Mythology.)
"Greek Mythology,…

More about Greek Mythology And The Lightening Thief

Open Document