The And The Pagan Gods

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I will argue that in the writings of the Stoics in AfewbriefexcerptsfromstoicpoetsAdams and the Aeneid; the pagan gods represent our theistic God. I find parallels in their pagan observations about their “gods” and the powers of our theistic God. Let me explain, often times people need something that can explain what is happening in their lives. As well as something to give them hope. Many of the gods in those days had power over one thing, it almost sounded as though they were personified objects or feelings. God, as we believe, is all powerful and can change things we cannot. People saw separate gods not realizing that it was one, singular, God. However, not all of what people saw and believed to be gods can be considered to come from our God. There are many feelings and emotions that are of the flesh and they attributed to a god since they had no way of explaining it.
In the Aeneid there are many gods mentioned. Gods such as Venus the goddess of love, Neptune the god of the sea, Aeolus the god of the winds, and Jupiter the king of the gods. These gods each had one main thing they had power over. They could control the wind, sea, and even love. Then there is Jupiter who has the power to tell the other gods what to do. In the Aeneid there is a man named Aeneas, he is traveling to Italy by order of the god Jupiter after being defeated in the Trojan war. The Aeneid is the story of that journey and the gods are a big part of that journey. Within Aeneas’ story, the goddess
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