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Mythology In Greek Mythology

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Entering the world of Gods and Goddesses fighting over their wants and needs can be quite difficult unless you enter with an open mind. Many readers will ask why these stories are relevant today. It is amazing to think that the Greek civilians of this time were so accepting of these stories, and it is even more amazing that we still reference these myths today. Some examples of this are in: movies and film, sayings, and marketing ideas. To begin, Greek mythology has been used in plenty of movies and film, while also being subtly referenced in many others. First, Disney struck gold with the incredible tale of Hercules. This underrated animated film has James Woods as Hades, Tate Donovan as Hercules, and Danny DeVito as Phil. Bulfinch’s Mythology uses repetition to show how hard working and tough Hercules is “His next labour.” More recently, at a glance this 2012 instant classic appears to be an anti communist movie, but it is actually directly link to Greek mythology. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, and Lenny Kravitz, The Hunger Games is actually based on the Greek myth of Theseus, where it is required that a boy and girl from each city fights to the death every year in order to provide for their region. Bulfinch mentions this with “the festival of Panathenaea” and “the tournament of tribes.” Without these Greek myths, The Hunger Games franchise would have never existed, which also means that many other
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