Zeus, Poseidon And The Wrath

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Zeus, Poseidon and the Wrath / Love of Athena
Zeus is the king of the gods on Olympus and human. Since he is the highest and powerful deity, he can mediate the conflicts of the gods. His action affects the fate of human beings. His most descendants are handsome, heroic, and powerful, in contrast with the descendants of Poseidon, as Zeus seems to be the absolute in the world. He sometimes helps Odyssey and allows Athena to help Odysseus to go back to his home. Nevertheless, he also respects Poseidon’s wrath to punish Odysseus and his people, which seems that it is more important for Zeus to preserve a good relationship with his brother Poseidon than he gives people, who are supplicating to go back to their home, a favor.
Poseidon is the god of the sea. He sometimes seems to have inferiority complex against Zeus, brother of Poseidon. Poseidon wakes his wrath to disturb Odysseus going back to his home. This is because Odysseus makes the Cyclops Polyphemus, son of Poseidon, blind, and Poseidon was the patron of Troy which was defeated by Greek army in which Odysseus was a leader. In addition, Athena is not only the patron of Odysseus, but also the rival to Poseidon for the patron of Athens, so Athena won that position. These are able to be reasons of the wrath of Poseidon. Athena is the goddess of wisdom and battle, and she often shows her wisdom in Odysseus. She was Odysseus’ patron, so she helps Odysseus to go back to his palace. Also, she cares Telemachus in his…

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