The Goddess Persephone was a very beautiful and well worshiped goddess, she was loved by all, do to how she was very kind and caring as well as being able to bring warmth to the earth also known as spring. Persephone is the daughter of Zeus the king of all gots and the daughter of Demeter the goddess of the harvest. Indeed she was very beautiful, or at least enough to catch the eye of the ruler of the underworld. He then fell instantly in love with her and knew he had to have her. So he devised a plan to take her as his own. One day Persephone was picking flowers for her mother Demeter when she noticed a beautiful scent and decide to follow it. After wandering off from the field she looked up at birds fluttering and suddenly the sky began to
On Perseus’ journey for Medusa’s head it was very much expected that he would fail and die, which was Polydectes goal. But in the end he prevailed and completed the mission, due to the fact that he had the luck and support of the Gods on his side. Throughout his voyage he was aided by the support of Hermes and Athena. This can be seen in Perseus’ use of Athena’s shield and Hermes’ sword that he used to attack Medusa. Also, without the help of Hermes, Perseus wouldn’t have been able to find the nymphs of the North, whose gifts (winged sandals, magic wallet, and an invisible cap) also aided him in the defeat of Medusa.
Perseus an important character in Greek mythology because he shows many traits valued by Greek culture.What is exactly a hero in ancient Greek mythology and culture, and what role does fate play in myths? A hero is one extraordinary individual who represents the values greatly admired and sought after in ancient Greek society. Perseus showed the epic traits of ;family,perseverance,and couragesness. These were all very valued in ancient Greek culture. I will be; summarizing Perseus' story, how he demonstrates the values of ancient Greek society, and explaining his cultural significance and how fate plays a big role.
Perseus is the son of Zeus and Danae, Zeus is a god and Danae is just a human, which makes Perseus a Demigod. Medusa is a beautiful woman but, she has serpents on her head. People turned into stone as soon as they saw Medusa’s face. The story of Perseus and Medusa always interested me. When I saw the sculpture of Perseus holding the head of Medusa and had his sword in the other had I got interested to know more about the story of Perseus and Medusa, I have always heard the story about Perseus and that he killed Medusa but I didn’t know how. I wanted to know more about the story in detail and how Perseus actually killed Medusa without turning into a stone. The sculpture itself looked beautiful, it was carved in Marble.
The book, The Complete Persepolis is a book that was written by Marjane Satrapi and is a 341-page comic book that is a memoir of Satrapi’s childhood and of her growing up during the Islamic Revolution. It was a time period that was very devastating for families, because so many families were ruined with all the violence going on. Constantly, where Marjane lived, was being bombed over and over, which created an environment so devastating that all the people could only focus on one thing and that is survival. Marjane was put in a tough spot, unlike most kids her age because of instead of her family moving out of Iran for safety, it was her that had to move for her safety. Not only does it affect her but it affects her family with the idea of
In ancient Greek times, Perseus was considered a great hero because he exemplified great empathy and great determination. Empathy was one of Perseus’ most prominent traits. He exemplified this on multiple occasions, one of which being when he felt bad for the titan Atlas. The Titan was punished with having to hold up the heavens for all eternity by the gods for being the leader of the Titans in the war against Zeus. Perseus felt empathy for him and turned him to stone because earlier in the myth, Atlas begged to be turned to stone so that he could rest from the great burden. This shows empathy because of Perseus. While he did worship the Greek gods, he still felt that the punishment that was bestowed upon
Perseus was one of the great heroes of classical mythology. He was the son of jupiter and Danae, and is best known for his killing of Medusa. He was aided in killing Medusa by Pluto, Mercury and Minerva. Pluto lent him his invisible helmet, Mercury lent him his flying shoes and Minerva lent him her shield. With these three items, Perseus was able to kill Medusa successfully. Perseus then flew until he spotted Andromeda, who was chained as a sacrifice
Persephone supports this pessimistic behavior when she states “ my husband, bored with their babbling, neither listen nor speaks… The weather is always the same. Nothing happens.” Stallings utilizes Persehpone’s status as someone born from Gods to display how patriarchal attitudes severely affect women in general. The author makes it clear that Hades is the culprit in his wife’s depression since her outcry is a product of his oppressive practices. The state of monotony displayed by Persephone exemplifies the horrors Ancient Greece because it proves the morbid nature that rules above it.By fusing the elements of a story and a myth, Stallings denounces the effects of patriarchy in Ancient Greece by highlighting the “deity status,” of Persephone to indicate how despite of her birth from the gods , she is still a victim of
In this passage from Perseus he is on his way to kill the gorgon known as Medusa as a quest for Polydectes the king of the island where he and his mother are now living. Hermes visits Perseus and gives him another quest to complete before he can complete his original one. This quest Hermes has him take is to help him complete his original mission to kill Medusa, this shows that the gods can show compassion and direct heroes to complete their task at hand.
Perseus said for the King to name anything and he would bring it. King Polydectes told Perseus to swear on the River Styx. In Ancient Greece it was like me swearing on my PS4. So Perseus swore on the River Styx and, Polydectes said bring me the, cut the dramatic music ……….. Head of Medusa duh duh duh Perseus curse himself because he knew he couldn't without lots of help(why he needed help because Medusa could turn people to stone with a glace) , so he prayed to his father Zeus for help.
Gifted with the winged sandals of Hermes: which granted him flight; and Hades’ helm of darkness: which hide him from sight; Perseus caught sight upon the chained princess, and believed her to be a statue at first, till he say her hair fluttering in the wind and her tears falling. He fell in love at first sight, caught in her beauty. He flew to her and queried as to why she was fastened to the rock. When she had told him why she had been chained, he flew to her distress parents and told them that he would kill the monster if they would grant him Andromeda’s hand in marriage in return. To this request they readily
In the ancient world, the Greeks put a big importance on gods, goddesses, demi gods and heros. They believed that the stories of these ancient deities brought meaning to their lives. Among these stories was one of a monster slayer his name was Perseus. (http://www.britannica.com)
Perseus Reading Project Greek myths were told to demonstrate beliefs, show models of virtue, or show the consequences of character flaws. “Perseus,” as retold by Edith Hamilton, is a Greek myth written to accept fate. This purpose is seen in the story through the hero Perseus’s journey which consists of the Oracle that told Perseus’s Grandfather’s Fate, Perseus’s pride-motivated journey, and the fall of the Cruel King. The story consists in the Oracle giving the prediction of the King Acrisius.
Wilhemn Subala Mrs. Veliz English I-4th Pd. 19 April 2016 Perseus Greek mythology teaches us many life lessons that we may encounter throughout our lives. Myths and stories are passed down from generation to generation to teach us valuable life lessons that can aid us. Through these myths, characters will be exposed to the most simplest and complex lessons. The story of Perseus teaches us that you cannot give what you do not have.