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.
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 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 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.
Zeus, the god of the sky, ruler of the olympian gods, filler of Gaia’s' prophecy, “supreme deity in Greek religion”, (Cartwright, 2013), was a very mighty god as well as a big lothario. Zeus liked reverence, respect and morality and punished all who were impious and blasphemous, which is strange since he had forty some children or more from many women, which didn’t demonstrate much respect to his wife Hera. Zeus had many symbols such as the thunderbolt, sceptre, eagle, oak tree, and the aegis, all of which have a story behind them. The famous thunderbolt which Zeus is known for, represents ruling over the elements and was a gift given by the cyclops and turned into his major weapon which is retrieved by the eagle (which represented his ruling over the sky). The aegis was “forged by the Cyclopes in Hephaestus’ forge” (Karas, 2017), which is thought to be animal skin and offers protection to a god. The oak tree represents religion which is what Zeus stands for since he was the main god in ancient times. Lastly the sceptre represented Zeus being a ruler of the gods.
With his shield, Aegua, he was believed to be the god able to create any of the Phenomena that the greeks had seen in the sky. He was considered to be the ruler of the realms of the sky and air, and controlled anything that happened within them. Because he was the ruler of the sky, and had helped free the Cyclops, they rewarded him with the thunder bolt, a powerful weapon that allowed him to hurl lightning bolts at anything or anyone he desired. He was known to have a short temper, and to throw lightning at anyone who made him angry, particularly liers and oath breakers. He also used it on anyone who fell in love with his wife, even though he had many affairs. He is generally thought of as “wise, fair, just, merciful, and prudent. He was also unpredictable – nobody was able to guess the decisions he would make”(greekgodsandgoddesses.net). He tried to protect people from wrongdoing, punishing those who did, and is also the god of hospitality and quests, ready to fix any wrong done to a stranger. His main symbol is the lightening bolt, as it is his favorite weapon, but he has also been represented as an eagle, as it sees all, much like him from Mount Olympus, a bull to
Zeus, the god of the sky, ruler of the Olympian gods, filler of Gaia’s' prophecy, “supreme deity in Greek religion”, (Cartwright, 2013), was a remarkable god as well as a tremendous lothario. Zeus liked reverence, respect and morality and punished all who were impious and blasphemous, which is peculiar since he had forty some children or more from many women, which didn’t demonstrate much respect to his wife Hera. Zeus had many symbols such as the thunderbolt, sceptre, eagle, oak tree, and the aegis, all of which have a story behind them. The famous thunderbolt which Zeus is known for, represents ruling over the elements and was a gift given by the Cyclops and turned into his major weapon which is retrieved by the eagle (which represented his ruling over the sky). The aegis was “forged by the Cyclopes in Hephaestus’ forge” (Karas, 2017), which is thought to be animal skin and offers protection to a god. The oak tree represents religion which is what Zeus stands for since he was the main god in ancient times. Lastly the sceptre represented Zeus being a ruler of the gods.
Theseus a man who kills a deadly creature called the Minotaur, and still not classify as a hero? Theseus fills the character of a hero because he was born of Royal family, was born for destiny and the adventures he went on. Theseus was loved by every Athenian, while having all the qualities of a traditional hero, such as strength and courage, he was also intelligent and wise. He would go on outrageous adventures. The Athenians thought he went crazy and put him in exile until he died.
Apollo, God of Music, was the twin brother of Artemis. Apollo was known as the Archer and the God of healing, light, and truth. He is often shown playing a golden lyre. One of Apollo’s most important tasks was harnessing his four-horse chariot in order to move the Sun across the Sky. Apollo was the prophetic deity in the Oracle in Delphi, and people would travel from all over the world to hear their future and its treasures. Although he was the God of healing, Apollo could also bring plague and disease with his arrows. His holy tree was the laurel, and holy animal was the
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.
Hera was the daughter of Cronus and Rhea. She was born on the riverbanks of Imbrasons, under a willow tree. When Hera and her siblings were born Cornos her father, thought one of his children was going to kill him, so he swallowed all of them. Including Hera. Later on when Zeus was born and grew up he killed Cronos, and freed his brothers and sisters.
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
As humans evolved in different parts of the world, and became more self-aware and self-sufficient, it was only natural for curiosity to develop as to our origin-where we came from and why we are here. Human nature implores us to seek understanding of such topics. Each civilization came up with their own explanation for the creation of humanity, with the majority involving some sort of 'gods' who display capabilities and knowledge greater than that of ordinary people. In the early days, stories were passed along through oral tradition. This allows for the possibility of exaggeration and changes in detail as stories passed from generation to generation. Eventually with a rise in the art of writing, these stories were recorded and preserved for
The Man of the year title will be awarded to Theseus. Theseus was a legendary king; He was born of god and mortal blood and was king of Athens. He was a founder hero, basically was the Hercules of the Ionians. He is known for killing the Minotaur. The only weakness I know is that he pissed off a goddess and accidentally made his dad, Agues, kill himself. Since he is a hero and half god he was viewed above mortal class so he was strong and cunning. Theseus was a Greek hero from the Greek mythology. While having all the qualities of a traditional hero, like strength and courage, he was also intelligent also wise. His early adventures benefited the city and region of Athens, helping in the consolidation of the Athenian power through shrewd political