would be a big help to Odysseus because he is the god of fire, also he has the ability to creat armor. If Hephaestus was the protector of Odysseus, Odysseus would be more protected because Odysseus would have armor to protect him. Hephaestus is a good protector because in book four of the Odyssey he is spoken of by the goddess Menelaus as he donates Telemachus a mixing bowl made by him. Hephaestus would be a good help to Odysseus because he's immune to harm from injury and is unable to get sick with any sickness or disease. Hephaestus is also stronger than the regular Olympian god and is able to pick up 40 ton optimally. Hephaestus is a genius among all the other Olympian gods and has created many weapons over the millennia. Hephaestus created the female shaped robots that assist him. People also refer to Hephaestus as The Great god of forge and fire, also God of volcanoes. Hephaestus was the only God on Mount Olympus who had a normal job and actually used his hands to work. The job was a Blacksmith, so he's able to make weapons and armor and more for Odysseus. It was said that Hephaestus was blacksmith for every God. Hephaestus was a craftsmen so he would also be able to craft weapons or tools for Odysseus. As Hephaestus was a skillful blacksmith he was able to forge and construct anything for all the other gods and goddesses. Hephaestus is a big strong god who is very dangerous and also powerful. Hephaestus would be a major
Greek Gods come in many different forms and sizes and looks. The greek god Hephaestus a very smart and strong god he is the god of metal and craftsmanship and he is also the god of fire the legend has it the Hephaestus lived in a volcano where he could craft his weapons and tools he created for all the other gods in the heavens.
Odysseus has a sense of hubris that leads to adversity and causes him harm, he also has humility; however, the lack of balance between these emotions takes Odysseus through many tough obstacles. When Odysseus tricks Polyphemos, he does it logically, and he uses his mind and reason; however, his hubris comes out when he feels the need to expose his true identity thus leading to his difficulty to return to Ithaka and future problems. Odysseus’s men beg him to stop harassing the beast, but Odysseus has one other plan in mind when he says, “Kyklops / … Odysseus raider of cities, took your eye: / Laertes’ son, whose home’s on Ithaka!” (Homer 160). This provoking of Polyphemos that Odysseus displays is a cause for the pain Ithaka is going though, as well as personal and direct grieving directed at Odysseus and his immediate
Hesiod’s Theogony has transcended generations, delivering to vast audiences the traditional stories of the Greek gods as well as ancient Greek conceptions of the world. One particularly well known aspect of the Theogony, the section that tells the tale of Prometheus, is unique in that it has little intrinsic worth; its value is in its ability to enhance other stories and conceptions. Across the globe, people know well the story of the one who deceived Zeus and stole fire for man, but few recognize its role in Hesiod’s work as a whole. The story of Prometheus serves two primary purposes for Hesiod and his audience. First, it solidifies Zeus’s position as king of the gods, providing one of the first characterizations of his temperament, and
There’s a feeling, deep down in the growling pits of my stomach, that something is off. As they all were informing me on myself, Hephaestus said that I was a “punishment”. A punishment is something no one wants, correct? Am I something no one wants? After he said this, his pupils dilated for a fraction of a second and he quickly covered his mouth with his wrinkled hands. I studied him questioningly, but the conversation was abruptly changed and it left my mind until now. I might simply be thinking too much into it.
Since the days of mythological origin to the origin of pop culture, various mythological stories have been adopted and presented to newer generations. Some of these presented adaptations of mythological stories have significantly been modified in order to be deemed entertaining by audiences in a pop culture generation. Thus, my study will seek to compare mythological hero's during their time to how they have been depicted in modern day. Moreover, my study will analyze the similarities and differences between the Greek hero Heracles and his replica character, Hercules, depicted in Disney's adaptation of this myth. Although there are few similarities between the two versions, the differences between Heracles and Disney's Hercules are
he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge." This shows how Montresor wants revenge and will do
The mythological character and God, Zeus, is portrayed in many ways, by many different people. Hesiod describes Zeus as being relentless in his fury. When he gets mad he unleashes all of his power. If his brother Hades wasn’t in charge of the Underworld, he’d make all of Hell break loose. For example, in Hesiod’s Theogony, which is about when Zeus defeated his father, Cronus, he says, “Then Zeus did not hold back any longer, but now immediately his heart was filled with strength and he showed clearly all his force.” (Morford and Lenardon 85) He tends to treat others, mortals and immortals, very unfairly. Two mortals could do the same exact type of sacrilege towards him, and depending on how he felt that day, he would take two very different approaches to how he would treat them. He also doesn’t take any threats towards him very lightly at all. If anyone ever threatens him, he normally punishes them very severely, if he doesn’t destroy them completely. Hesiod’s approach to Zeus’ behavior is overdramatic, and makes it seem more extreme than it probably would’ve been.
Hephaestus was the Greek god of blacksmiths, sculptors, metallurgy, fire and volcanoes. He is known as the greek god with a hammer, an anvil, and a pair of tongs. Hephaetus was the son of Zeus and Hera. When Hephaestus was born, Rumor was Hera his mother threw him from Olympus because he was crippled at birth; he was thrown into the ocean to die was discovered and raised by Thetis and Eurynome. Another myth was that he tried to protect his mother Hera from Zeus' advances only resulted, that his father flung him down to an island on hard impact from Olympus, which caused his physical disability. The island he fell on is called Lemnos where he became a master craftsman. He was later reaccepted back to Olympus, and became the craftsman of the
Hephaestus is credited of being the son of the king and queen of the gods, Zeus and Hera. He is the greek god of many different things, such as blacksmiths, forgery, fire, and volcanoes. Since he is the god of blacksmiths and forgery, he was able to craft many of weapons for the other gods. These weapons include Achilles armor, Hermes winged helmet and sandals, and Aphrodite's girdle. He also built the gold and silver dogs that guarded Alkinoos. “He made the golden and silver lions and dogs at the entrance of the palace of Alkinoos in such a way that they could bite the invaders.” (Wikipedia, 2). Though he was able to build all of these things, he was never without an obstacle throughout his life. Hephaestus had to deal with many things in
Hephaestus is the Greek god of fire and the forge. There are two theories of his birth. The first theory is that he is the son of Zeus and Hera. The second theory has him born to Hera by herself. Both situations end up with Hephaestus being thrown from Mount Olympus. Most people believe he was thrown off by Hera because he was an ugly child. Other people believe he was thrown to Earth because he took Hera’s side of an argument and Zeus became infuriated with him for taking her side.
Shortly after humans were created, they came to suffer. With fire recently taken away, the conditions were harsh. It rained almost everyday, and humans were dying at a remarkable rate. Recently abandoned by Zeus, Hephaestus was angry. Why should humans have to suffer like I do? What did they do to Zeus? Being a builder, Hephaestus knew that he must do something. He built and he built, trying to find a way to keep humans safe. Finally, he built a house made of mud and sticks. It kept humans protected from the elements, and kept them warm in the coldest of conditions. He brought it to the humans, who rejoiced. Now, Zeus was angry. He had taken away fire to punish Prometheus, and now Hephaestus was interfering? Angry and bitter, Zeus banished
Everyday we pass heros and we don’t even know how they have been affecting our daily lives. A hero is someone who does things out of the kindness of their hearts and not for the attention or reward. Theseus is the best hero out of all the ones we studied because he had no godly help, he was not self obsessed, and he didn’t mean to kill anyone directly.
Some civilizations perish into ashes, and others supersede the former and ascent to power. Ancient Greece is one such example, rising to the apex of its glory, and as history is depicted to repeat itself, the future was simultaneously on a quest to bring about its diminution. Although this cycle is inevitable, we are blessed by our biological programming to relay the chronicles of such civilizations through stories. Literature allows us to peek through the fabric of time and gain insight into the ideals a civilization was structured upon. Examining the Odyssey will allow us to view the values the Ancient Greeks were reliant on, and how those values and brought about the indomitable hero