"Poseidon" Essays and Research Papers

  • Poseidon

    This article is about the Greek god. For other uses, see Poseidon (disambiguation). Page semi-protected Poseidon God of the sea, earthquakes, storms, and horses 0036MAN Poseidon.jpg Poseidon from Milos, 2nd century BC (National Archaeological Museum of Athens) Abode Mount Olympus, or the Sea Symbol Trident, Fish, Dolphin, Horse and Bull Consort Amphitrite Parents Cronus and Rhea Siblings Hades, Demeter, Hestia, Hera, Zeus Children Theseus, Triton, Polyphemus, Belus, Agenor, Neleus...

    Athena, Cronus, Demeter 1916  Words | 7  Pages

  • Troy Poseidon

    sea, protector of all waters. Poseidon is the brother of Zeus. After the overthrow of their Father Cronus he drew lots with Zeus and Hades, another brother, for shares of the world. His prize was to become lord of the sea. He was widely worshiped by seamen. He married Amphitrite, a granddaughter of the Titan Oceanus.At one point he desired Demeter. To put him off Demeter asked him to make the most beautiful animal that the world had ever seen. So to impress her Poseidon created the first horse. In...

    Athena, Athens, Cronus 1099  Words | 4  Pages

  • Poseidon and Aquaman

    2012 Poseidon an Aquaman Poseidon, the God of the sea is one of the most powerful Gods in Greek Mythology. “The son of Cronus and Rhea, Poseidon is one of six siblings who eventually divided the power of the world. His brothers and sisters include: Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Zeus. The division of the universe involved him and his brothers, Zeus and Hades. Poseidon became ruler of the sea, Zeus ruled the sky, and Hades got the underworld. The other divinities attributed to Poseidon involve...

    Aquaman, Cronus, Demeter 830  Words | 2  Pages

  • Athena vs. Poseidon

    Athens, one of the chief city-states of all of ancient Greece, was a city greatly desired by two powerful deities: Athena and Poseidon. The myth that shows how this dispute was settled is depicted in many ways. This story can vary depending on which depiction is being observed. There are slight discrepancies between the Greek version of this myth, the Roman version, and the sculpture shown on the Parthenon in Athens. With close scrutiny of this myth, it is clear that culture, time period, and...

    Athena, Athens, Greek mythology 1618  Words | 4  Pages

  • Zeus vs. Poseidon

    Zeus-God of the Sky vs. Poseidon-God of the Sea Dominican College Anthony Mauriello Thousands of years ago many people believed in Zeus, the Greek god of the sky. The people of Greece worshipped this idol as their god and his image appeared on most Greek coins. Zeus was the supreme ruler of Mount Olympus and all the other Greek gods and goddesses of the Olympian pantheon. Zeus was the son of Cronus and his sister, Rhea. Also from this relationship...

    Cronus, Demeter, Greek mythology 1368  Words | 4  Pages

  • Poseidon The God Of The Sea

    Poseidon's Appearance: Poseidon is a bearded, older man usually pictured with seashells and other sealife. Poseidon often holds a trident. If he has no attribute, he can sometimes be confused with statues of Zeus, who is also presented similarly in art... and they are brothers. Poseidon's Symbol or Attribute: The three-pronged trident. He is associated with horses, seen in the crashing of waves on the shore. He is also believed to be the force behind earthquakes, an odd expansion of...

    Earth, Earthquake, Odyssey 1089  Words | 4  Pages

  • Poseidon

    Poseidon, known by many names like Lord of the Seas, Earth-Shaker, Rain-God, Cloud-Gatherer, and Poseidon of the Thunderbolt, The Mighty Poseidon, and the Roman god Neptune. Poseidon was a god who was powerful, decisive, competitive, and dignified. Poseidon is brother to Zeus and Hades. His domain is the sea which he has absolute power, causing storms and tidal waves. When on Earth, his presence causes earthquakes. Even though he had his own personal throne on Olympus, He lived on the ocean floor...

    Athena, Greek mythology, Hades 580  Words | 2  Pages

  • Poseidon

    9/24/13 Poseidon Poseidon is one of the many Greek gods in ancient history that is set apart from the many others. He is considered the most disruptive and destructive god of all time. He is the god sea, and is responsible for many storms, earthquakes, and tsunami’s. He is the son of Cronus and Rhea, and brother of Zeus, the god of the heavens and earth. Poseidon and his wife Amphitrite live at the bottom of the sea in a palace...

    Greek mythology, Homer, Iliad 429  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    told by Poseidon “man is nothing without the gods”. Poseidon felt Odysseus was not thankful for Poseidon’s help with the battle Trojan War. He felt Odysseus needed to be taught a lesson to be more thankful to the gods for their help. Odysseus appeared righteous and gloated that he had conquered Troy on his own. (Hallmark Home Entertainment, 1997, Scene 1) During the Trojan War, Odysseus created the Trojan horse, which allowed the army to enter the great walls of Troy but it was Poseidon who allowed...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Homer 1309  Words | 3  Pages

  • Comparison of Job and Odysseus

    curse God. No one, except himself, could prevent Job from cursing God. Yet, he refuses to curse God, even though He is responsible for his suffering. Odysseus is very much a part of his own loss of agency. It stems from his encounter with Poseidon’s son, Polyphemos. Until then, it was clear that Odysseus was in control of his life, as much as any man can be in control. He used his battle prowess and words as expressions of this agency he possessed. After the confrontation with Polyphemos...

    Agency, Free will, God 1635  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Journey of Odysseus and Te

    giants. Leaving most of his men in a sheltered cove, Odysseus then entered the island with one crew only. They wandered around, encountering, and foolishly entering an immense cave, awaiting the owner. Moments later, a Cyclops named Polyphemos, son of Poseidon, entered and pushed a huge bolder covering the entrance to the cave. Upon this, he immediately ate two sailors, and promised to eat the others in due time. The morning came, and Polyphemos had promptly eaten two more seamen, against the will of Zeus...

    Greek mythology, Homer, Iliad 2582  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Odyssey Essay

    matter where he went a God or Goddess was always watching over him. For good or for evil, while Odysseus was on his voyage, Athena, Poseidon, and Zeus all played major roles in his journey home to Ithaca. It begins when fighting in the Trojan War against the Trojans for 10 years; Odysseus has begun seeking his wife, Penelopeia. In The Odyssey, Zeus, Athena, and Poseidon impact Odysseus’ homecoming. To begin with, in The Odyssey, Zeus impacts Odysseus’ homecoming. In Book five, Zeus impacts Odysseus’...

    Athena, Greek mythology, Hermes 1613  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Immortals

    but maims Lysander for being a traitor. Hyperion's forces attack Theseus' village, murdering the villagers and Aethra, and taking Theseus captive. The old man, revealed to be Zeus (Luke Evans), meets with his fellow gods Athena (Isabel Lucas), Poseidon (Kellan Lutz), Ares (Daniel Sharman),Apollo (Corey Sevier), and Heracles (Steve Byers), and warns them not to interfere in mortal affairs as gods, believing that, until the Titans are released, they must have faith in mankind to defeat Hyperion....

    Dionysus, Gaia, Greek mythology 1026  Words | 3  Pages

  • Parthenon

    goddess of wisdom, and Poseidon, the god of the seas and rivers. Now, Athena was one of Zeus's daughters, and you might expect that her father would honor her request, but Poseidon was Zeus's brother, and Zeus did not want to disappoint him, either. Poseidon appealed to Zeus, saying that this location would provide the city with the greatest natural harbor in all of the world and destine it to be a great seaport. Therefore, as god of the sea, it was only right that he, Poseidon, should be its chief...

    Athena, Athena Parthenos, Athens 1250  Words | 3  Pages

  • Role of the Gods in the Odyssey

    Odysseus’ journey home. Zeus, Athena, and Poseidon all are important in their own way in either helping Odysseus or trying to stop him. Zeus, king of the gods, is characterized as a mediator between Athena and Poseidon, the former helping Odysseus and the latter trying to stop him from reaching home. Athena does all she can to help out the mortal Odysseus, even appearing to him and his son Telemachus in disguise to point them in the right direction. Poseidon, however, hates Odysseus for blinding his...

    Athena, Greek mythology, Homer 1169  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odysseus in Hades

    the Cyclops. The god that shakes the earth, Poseidon, is the god of the sea in ancient Greek mythology. When Odysseus was in the land of the Cyclops, he blinded Polyphemus, the son of Poseidon. At first Odysseus told Polyphemus that his name was nobody, but after successfully escaping the Cyclops’ cave, Odysseus’ hubris overcame him and he told the Cyclops his real name. This proved to be a terrible mistake when Polyphemus begs his father Poseidon to revenge his blindness. The next prediction...

    Ancient Greece, Cyclops, Greek mythology 1047  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    Rasie Turner Ms. Neff English 1030 22 September 2010 The Odyssey Greek gods and goddesses are very important in the Greek culture. There are a few Greek gods and goddesses that play very important roles in The Odyssey. They are Athena, Zeus, Poseidon, and Circe, and Calypso. The relationship between the mortals and the gods are very interesting. Everything that happens in this poem, dealing with the mortals, is related to one of the gods. Without the gods, Greek culture and literature would be...

    Athena, Greek mythology, Hermes 1147  Words | 3  Pages

  • Wrath of the Gods in the Odyssey

    island, and headed home he runs into even more problems, this time directly from Poseidon. As the son of Laertes is floating through the ocean, Poseidon sees Odysseus and brings a great wave to destroy his raft, forcing Odysseus to swim to the nearest shore. While swimming, Odysseus is once again aided by Athena and escapes imminent death. As Odysseus nears the shore, Poseidon brings more pain upon the king of Ithaca. Poseidon sends another wave crashing towards Odysseus sending him into the rocks at the...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Iliad 1242  Words | 3  Pages

  • Mythology Film Review (Percy Jackson)

    Alex Beecher ENG 215 5/31/12 Film Review Perseus Abound For this film review, I watched the film Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. It tells the story of Percy, son of Poseidon, and his quest to discover both who he is and who stole the mighty lightning bolt of Zeus. The film is aimed at families, and generally shows an accurate representation of the Greek myths. There are a few key differences though, which are mostly used to present the Greek Gods in a better, more likable...

    Athena, Greek mythology, Heracles 1003  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Chronological Orde of the Adventures of Odysseus

    must force them back to the ship.  Third, at the Cyclops' cave, his men escape being eaten only by Odysseus blinding the one-eyed Polyphemus (son of Poseidon). He does so by claiming that his name is "No One." When Polyphemus screams, he says that "No One" is attacking him, so his fellow cyclopes do not come to his rescue. As a result, Poseidon threatens Odysseus with much suffering and the ultimate loss of his men.  Fourth, King Aeolus gives Odysseus and his men a place to stay for about a...

    Charybdis, Circe, Cyclops 658  Words | 3  Pages

  • Conflict Between Gods and Humans in Gilgamesh and "The Odyssey"

    Odysseus has to overcome is the fury of Poseidon after blinding his son, a Kyklopes. In fact, he bring the wrath of Poseidon upon himself due to his uncharacteristic loss of self-control, allowing his ego to take over and reveal his name to the Kyklopes and thus taking credit for his brilliant scheme and a temporary victory over a god. If he refrains from ever revealing his identity, he can have a much easier trip without the punishment from Poseidon. However, Poseidons own ego also contributes to the conflict...

    Deity, Enkidu, Epic of Gilgamesh 1779  Words | 5  Pages

  • Role of God's and Goddesses in the Oddyssey

    Odysseus where to go to find the king’s home. Athena helps more directly by often giving him favourable winds, for example, she gave him a favourable wind so he could reach the land of Phaecia safely. Athena calms the wind and sea after her uncle, Poseidon destroys Odysseus’s boat. Athena also helps very discreetly as Odysseus finds shelter in an olive bush, stabs out the Cyclops eye with an olive tree branch and makes a boat out of olive trees. When Odysseus arrives home she again clouds him in a...

    Athena, Cyclops, Greek mythology 1108  Words | 3  Pages

  • Classics Essay

    1a) What has happened to Odysseus between leaving Calypso’s island and speaking to Nausicaa? After Odysseus left Calypso’s island, he sails by the starts for 17 days. At this point Poseidon, returning from visiting the Ethiopians, sees him and decides to create a storm by lashing up the sea and bringing them the North, South , East and West winds together. Odysseus is knocked off of his raft and has to swim back to it. At this point Ino, a sea nymph, appears. Ino tells Odysseus to take off...

    Athena, Greek mythology, Odysseus 1953  Words | 5  Pages

  • Odysseus

    characteristics of both an effective and ineffective leader. An example of Odysseus’s effective leadership would be his ability to think ahead, for instance when he lied to the Cyclops about the whereabouts of his ship. “My ship? Poseidon Lord, who sets the earth a tremble, broke it up on the rocks at your land’s end” (1053). By lying to the Cyclops he has a way to escape the island without the Cyclops knowing of his only source of transportation. Another great quality of...

    Achilles, Cyclops, Homer 425  Words | 3  Pages

  • Atlantis, the Lost City

    gods divided the world among themselves and each ruled their proportion. The god Poseidon received Atlantis, an island larger the Libya and Asia combined. He chose for a wife the mortal woman Cleito, and with her begun the royal family of Atlantis. Poseidon built Cleito's home on a high hill at the very center of the island. The home overlooked a fertile plain, bordered by the sea. For his beloved wife's protection Poseidon surrounded her house with five concentric rings of water and land. He carved...

    Ancient Egypt, Atlantis, Existence 1338  Words | 4  Pages

  • Cultural Foundation Final Paper

    through three points in the narrative where vengeance is exacted on Odysseus and/or people related to him. The first is the revenge that Poseidon takes upon Odysseus for his blinding of Polyphemos. Upon getting to know the identity of Odysseus – because of Odysseus’ hubris - Polyphemos prays to Poseidon to punish Odysseus for blinding Polyphemos, “Hear me Poseidon…If truly I am your son, and you acknowledge yourself as my father, / grant that Odysseus…may never reach that home; but if it is decided...

    Athena, Epic Cycle, Epic poetry 1227  Words | 6  Pages

  • Hospitality: Odysseus & Polyphemus

    Polyphemus. When he robs Polyphemus of his vision, the Cyclops’ father Poseidon is very angry. This ultimately leads to Odysseus’ punishment – a long journey home. “…let him come home late and come a broken man—all shipmates lost, alone in a stranger’s ship— and let him find a world of pain at home!” (Odyssey, 9.592-5) Even though Odysseus was not the ideal guest, I feel as though he did not deserve this punishment from Poseidon. Odysseus was simply protecting himself and his crew from ultimate...

    Cyclops, Greek mythology, Homer 1300  Words | 4  Pages

  • Divine Intervention In The Odyssey

    the lives of both Odysseus and his son Telémakhos. Sometimes these interferences are to push forwards Odysseus' nostros, for example Athena encouraging Telémakhos of the possibilities of his father being alive and to go out and find him; however Poseidon, Odysseus' divine antagonist strives in the opposite direction, trying to prevent Odysseus from ever returning home. Ultimately all of the involvement from the gods in some way focuses around Odysseus and his homeward voyage. In the first book...

    Athena, God, Hera 1106  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Bronze Status from Artemision

    frequently attempt to identify which god, if any, this statue portrays 1. From its height (larger than life-size), the facial features, and the pose of the figure, I argue that this statue portrays the god Zeus, rather than an athlete or the god Poseidon. This statue is made of bronze. It is 2.1 meters 2 in height and presents a nude man with a headdress and a beard. Overall, the whole body was shown in three-dimensions; we can see almost every part of the body. Moreover, the statue shows the...

    Ancient Greece, Bronze, Bronze sculpture 1943  Words | 6  Pages

  • Odyssey and Odysseus Outstanding Qualities

    pride. Although pride can be a good thing, he is claimed to possess too much of it. This is shown in an act of hubris in book nine of the Odyssey, when Odysseus taunts the Cyclops Polyphemus after blinding him, which leads Odysseus to be cursed by Poseidon.  =Odysseus curiousity could also be considered a weakness. On the island of the Cyclopes, Odysseus fell into temptation to stay in the Cyclopes's cave to see what the Cyclopes looked like (Polyphemus). This left 6 of his men dead.  5.What is the...

    Achilles, Athena, Homer 2184  Words | 6  Pages

  • Odyssey 750 Word Research Paper

    Telemachus. Though a strong and courageous warrior, he is most renowned for his cunning. He is a favorite of the goddess Athena, who often sends him divine aid, but a bitter enemy of Poseidon, who frustrates his journey at every turn. Odysseus went on a voyage, over time he has made Poseidon the God of water. On this voyage Poseidon just keeps trying to stop and kill Odysseus. As I kept going on with my research I found out the placement of the Odyssey, is around Greece. Now days the use to be known...

    Greek mythology, Homer, Iliad 773  Words | 3  Pages

  • "The Odyssey" as didactic literature: lessons taught to Odysseus about the nature of mankind and the way Odysseus changes after his experiences

    man before he arrives at his home in Ithaca. The hero endures many trials and tribulations induced by the menis of Poseidon, but learns from his mistakes and matures much through his trek. Poseidon serves as a symbol of the supernatural and the threatening. In a way, he is the abusive, but pedagogic father. It is Poseidon who keeps Odysseus in the face of danger, and it is Poseidon who keeps him suffering. Until the seventh year of Calypso, Athena does nothing and observes patiently. She is the gentle...

    Athena, Cyclops, Homer 1217  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Stories of Hamlet (Shakespeare) and the Odyssey (Homer)

    reaching home.” Homer, through this quote, summarizes the consequences that Odysseus’ men and Odysseus himself went through for either committing hybris, the act of gloating, or disobeying commands. These actions brought upon them shipwreck by Poseidon, and lastly the privilege of Nostos, or Homecoming, for everyone but Odysseus from the Sun-goddess. A chain-like revenge mentioned in The Book was that of the Cyclops and Odysseus. By chain-like I mean that it started as a simple revenge and led...

    Achilles, Athena, Hamlet 2279  Words | 6  Pages

  • Summary of the Odyssey

    and attacked Troy unarmed from the inside. This won them the war and they conquered Troy. Before sailing out to return to Ithica, Odysseus talks to Poseidon. Poseidon claims that he helped him in defeating Troy, but Odysseus refuses to thank him. For this, Poseidon vows that he will suffer for his arrogance. To begin his revenge on Odysseus, Poseidon separated his ship from the rest of the fleet, causing them to be lost at sea. After sailing blindly, they arrive at an unknown island. They find...

    Cyclops, Greek mythology, Odysseus 1145  Words | 4  Pages

  • Julius Caesar Hero

    hero. For example one of the most complicated places Odysseus was is the ocean. Throughout the entire play Odysseus was being swept around the ocean facing storms thrown at him by the God of the Sea Poseidon. Odysseus still sailed his ship and got home alive conquering the overwhelming powers of Poseidon. Another setting in which Odysseus had to pass by was Scylla and Charybdis. Scylla is a six-headed monster that eats men off ships as they sail by. Charybdis is an enormous whirlpool that sucks in...

    Achilles, Charybdis, Greek mythology 1097  Words | 3  Pages

  • Investigatory Project

    shift but then it sticks to what’s being portrait that makes the story more inspiring and amazing. iii. Dramatic conflict a. What is the basic conflict in the movie? * The basic conflict is when Odysseus challenges Poseidon and that’s where the conflict starts. Poseidon got mad to Odysseus which makes their adventure harder and harder. b. What other kinds of conflict are found? * One conflict also is when Odysseus with his men got stuck in an island wherein they cannot find food. Same...

    Athena, Ithaca, Narrative 1570  Words | 4  Pages

  • Medusa

    stay a virgin as well and couldn’t take a husband. Yet before she could be betrothed to a husband, Poseidon found her worshipping in the temple of Athena and ravished and raped her. Athena was outraged at her sacred temple being violated but was not mad at Poseidon but instead was mad at Medusa. Because this sort of behavior was expected from Poseidon and Athena was a god herself, she sided with Poseidon. She punished Medusa by turning her beautiful tresses into snakes and giving her the destructive...

    Athena, Greek mythology, Marriage 939  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odyssey- Odysseus' P.O.V.

    from opening the bag and unleashing all of the winds, which took us further away from Ithaca than the distance we started with. We went back to my friend Aeolus’ island but he chased us off of the island because the gods now hated me and most of all Poseidon hated me because I took his sons eye out of his head. We then sailed for six days and nights and reached the shore of a country where people began to throw rocks at my ships and all of the ships sunk except the one I was on. I continued to sail...

    Greek mythology, Odysseus, Odyssey 1348  Words | 4  Pages

  • Everything Happens for a Reason

    the flexibility of fate is the fact that the Gods don't always agree with one another. When all of the Gods on Mount Olympus get together and decide to allow Odysseus to return home at the plea of Athena, Poseidon, God of the sea disagrees and decides on his own to hinder his journey. Poseidon does this as seen in these lines, "'Here is a pretty cruise! While I was gone the gods have changed their minds about Odysseus. Look at him now, just offshore of that island that frees him from the bondage...

    Athena, Greek mythology, Homer 2454  Words | 6  Pages

  • Comparison Between Iliad and Odyssey

    disagreements are never carried out to the extremes found in the Iliad. When Poseidon punishes Odysseys for blinding the Cyclopes, Athena does not take revenge. Even though Odyssey's is her favorite mortal, she respects Poseidon's right to punish him. Also, the treachery among the Gods that is so prevalent in the Iliad, is nowhere to be found in the Odyssey. In Iliad, Hera, enters into a conspiracy with Poseidon, Aphrodite, and Morpheus to aid the Greeks by putting Zeus to sleepÉ...

    Achilles, Athena, Hera 1070  Words | 6  Pages

  • The Giver: The Novel vs. the Movie

    that his journey is to make him a more humble man. In both, the antagonist is Poseidon. He is infuriated at Ulysses/Odysseus for stabbing his son in the eye, and for his manly pride. One way the antagonists are different is that in the film Poseidon revealed his conflict to Odysseus when he was in the sea by directly telling him. He appeared in a wave and revealed his conflict. In the novel, Poseidon didn't directly state it to Ulysses. Overall, the film is better than...

    Character, Epic poetry, Homer 484  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odysseus: Man of Many Traits

    indomitable man who was incapable of being subdued or overcome, and possessed great amounts of physical strength. Most men would give in to the exhaustion of twenty years of obstacles, but not Odysseus. When sailing away from Calypso's island, he learned Poseidon would destroy his raft, so he swam “…adrift on the heaving swells two nights, two days- / quite lost…” (5.429-430.), an act that would have caused a lesser man to perish. Odysseus also displays his heroic strength when he returns to Ithaca. Upon...

    Cyclops, Hero, Homer 1449  Words | 4  Pages

  • Odysseus' Strengths and Weaknesses

    gives away his identity to Polythemus. On page 86 Odysseus says: "It was Odysseus blinded you, taker of Troy, Laertes son, who dwells in Ithaca." With that Polythemus calls upon his father, Poseidon, to punish the man who had harmed him. That incident hurts Odysseus more than losing a few men, because Poseidon makes his travel home ever so longer and arduous. Yet another weakness of Odysseus is his sensualness. Odysseus enjoys women. He stays with Circe for one year before his men remind him of...

    Athena, Circe, Homer 488  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey: Is Odysseus Really a Hero?

    if ever mortal man inquire/ how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him/ Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye:/ Laertes’ son, whose home’s on Ithaka!”(9. 548-552) His rant made the Kyklops angry and he prayed to his father, Poseidon, to kill Odysseus. Poseidon then destroyed Odysseus’ ship, killing everyone on board but him. His immature behavior cost him his crew and his time. Odysseus is also a coward. Instead of fighting Polyphemos, he ran away to his ship. He should have fought the...

    Death, Homer, Ithaca 881  Words | 3  Pages

  • Ancient Greeks vs. Modern Day Christians

    ancient Greeks saw revenge as a way of letting their anger show. A perfect example of revenge is Poseidon and Odysseus. They are the most noticeable representatives of the theme of revenge in The Odyssey. In order to escape from the cave of the Cyclops (Polyphemus), Odysseus blinds the one-eyed giant. Unfortunately, the Cyclops is the sea god Poseidon's son; Odysseus has enraged a formidable enemy. Poseidon can't kill Odysseus because the Fates have determined that he will make it home. Modern day Christians...

    Ancient Greece, Cyclops, Greece 909  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odysseus

    the Land of Erebus before leaving her? a. So that he can see his mother b. So that he can get supplies c. So he can pray to Poseidon d. So that Tiresias can give him his prophesy 9. All of the following were prophecies given by Tiresias to Odysseus, EXCEPT: a. His son is going to be killed by the suitors b. He will die at an old age with his family c. Poseidon is going to keep giving him trouble d. He should not touch Helios’ cattle 10. When Odysseus says that he is getting tired,...

    Athena, Circe, Cyclops 791  Words | 3  Pages

  • Vengeance in the Odyssey

    Vengeance is the main theme in the Odyssey, it is what all the conflict in the story is for every conflict in the story is caused because of each characters thirst for vengeance . The three characters that show this most greatly are as follows. Poseidon through his constant punishment of Odysseus throughout the story. Secondly Telemachus' need to make the suitors pay for disrespecting his house as well as his mother and the lack of his ability to become or even be seen as a possible...

    Achilles, Athena, Cyclops 658  Words | 4  Pages

  • Odysseus: Selfish or Selfless?

    way, he does not thank them in any way. By neglecting homage when it is most needed, Odysseus is being selfish. Odysseus never offers gratitude towards the gods until it is forced upon him to do so, as seen when he is forced to sacrifice animals to Poseidon. Odysseus does not pay homage to any god after all of the times they gave him a way out of bad situations, proving his arrogant selfishness. The Odyssey is in adventurous poem that details the calamities Odysseus and his crew face. The tragedies...

    Circe, Homer, Iliad 1341  Words | 4  Pages

  • Odysseus, a Hero's Journey

    only tricks one, but teases and taunts him, angers Poseidon, god of the sea. “Poseidon decrees a cruel fate for Odysseus and his sailors.  It will be many years before Odysseus reaches home”p.20.   This ordeal is followed by reprieve whereby Aeolus, guardian of the winds, opens the doors to his palace.  Enemies take different forms:  lotus flowers, tempting cattle, Cyclops, serpents and whirlpools.  However, his biggest enemy of all is Poseidon, god of the sea.  Those who give him assistance are...

    Athena, Greek mythology, Iliad 925  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odessey

    by saying his name is “Nobody”. Evidence of his qualities is when the poem says, “He is a man of twist and turns” (891). This quote shows the reader Odysseus’ role in lying to the Cyclops. As he continues through his journey, he encounters Poseidon who transforms Odysseus from him- self to the beggar his job is to be as. He then goes to lie about his identity to the suitors in order to gain knowledge on their plans. He only accomplishes this act due to his disguise. During the same...

    Athena, Deception, Homer 729  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey book 1 study questions

    Why do . you think Homer begins the work by having Zeus discuss this story? .Look up the story of Aegisthus and Clytemnestra. What parallels is the poet drawing . by including this story? When the Gods hold their meeting, where is Poseidon and .why is this significant? What first impression of the Gods does this . book give us? What role do they seem to play in human affairs and what seems to . be their motivation? Cite text to support your thinking. Many people believed...

    Greek mythology, Homer, Iliad 365  Words | 3  Pages

  • Epithet Chart for Homers Odyssey, Robert Fagles

    (II.73) -“Zeus who marshals the thunderheads” (V.5) -“Storming Zeus” (V.116) -“Great Zeus” (VII.278) -“The thunderer, Heras’ husband” (VIII.523) -“Zeus of the thundercloud” (IX.616) -“The thunder king” (XI.494) -“God of guests” (XIV.440) Poseidon: “Sea-lord” (I.30) -“Earth-Shaker” (I.81) -“Lord” (III.48) -“God of the earthquake” (V.309) -“Lord of the Sea” (VI.363) -“Sea-blue mane” (IX.596) -“God who rocks the earth” (XI.288) Hermes: - “Giant-killer” (I.46) -“Giant killing guide” (V...

    Athena, Greek mythology, Hermes 608  Words | 4  Pages

  • Odyssey Cause and Effect

    dangerous creatures, one of them being the Cyclops, Polyphemus. After blinding Polyphemus, Odysseus’s gloating caused him and his crew some misfortune. Bragging ultimately causes their deaths in the story. He subsequently put his crew in danger, made Poseidon angry and upset, and cursed their entire journey from that point on furthermore lengthening his journey. One of the first effects of Odysseus’s gloating was that he put his entire crew in danger of being hurt or killed by Polyphemus...

    Causality, Cyclops, Homer 785  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odyssey Final Essay

    Odyssey Final Essay In the epic poem, The Odyssey by Homer, The hero Odysseus displays many heroic traits that make him an epic hero. The Odyssey is about Odysseus journey home after the Trojan War. On his way back home, he harms a Cyclops’s eye, so Poseidon becomes very angry and make Odysseus’s trip extremely difficult. Odysseus encounters many monsters and his entire crew perishes. When he finally returns home after 20 years, Athena helps him reunite with his son and kill all on the suitors that have...

    Athena, Cyclops, Greek mythology 923  Words | 2  Pages

  • Athena: One of the Greatest Goddesses

    one ever surpassed her skill in women work, and few ever were close enough to rival it. Somewhere in the past there was a quarrel between Poseidon and Athena for the possession of a city in Greece. To settle the dispute, the gods decided that they would both give a gift to the city and whichever the city liked more would be the deity of that said city. Poseidon chose to give the city a spring of water, but because he was the lord of the sea it was salty water and thus no use to the citizens. Athena...

    Athena, Gaia, Goddess 883  Words | 3  Pages

  • Literary Analysis: The Odyssey

    uncivilized giant with one eye called a Cyclops, a witch-goddess that casts spells on Odysseus and his men to make them lose track of time, a nymph who falls madly in love with Odysseus and holds him prisoner on her island, along with the God of the sea, Poseidon, who Odysseus has angered and is making it more than difficult to reach his homeland. Upon his return home, Odysseus is faced with more challenges. Suitors from across the land have made their way into Odysseus’ homeland with the assumption that...

    Cyclops, Greek mythology, Odysseus 961  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Life of the Hero Theseus

    The life of the hero theseus Aegeus, king of Athens, and the sea god Poseidon both slept with Theseus's mother, Aithra, on the same night, supplying Theseus with both divine and royal lineage. Theseus was born in Aithra's home city of Troezen, located in the Peloponnese, but as an adolescent he traveled around the Saronic Gulf via Epidauros, the Isthmus of Corinth, Krommyon, the Megarian Cliffs, and Eleusis before finally reaching Athens. Along the way he encountered and dispatched six legendary...

    Athena, Athenian democracy, Cretan Bull 1256  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Odyssey Book vs. Movie Version

    wander the land for 10 years and be unable to return to his beloved city called Ithaca. During his 10 years of wander, he lands on the island of the Cyclopes and unwittingly dooms most of his men to a fearsome Cyclops named Polyphemus, the son of Poseidon. In my opinion, I believe that the book version of Book IX in The Odyssey is better than the movie version. Every time we watch a movie based on a book we read, we expect it to be just as good as the book. In the movie version of Book IX in The...

    Achilles, Bullying, Cyclops 1011  Words | 3  Pages

  • What Is Mythology?

    general truth (not specific truth) II. Classification A) Myth Proper -functions like science -deals with mainly relations between humans and gods gods explains nature (eg. Mt. Etna(a volcano on Sicily, story of Typhon)), society (eg. Athena v. Poseidon) B) Legend/Saga -functions like history -heroes (humans)=protagonist heroes, explain the past (eg. Trojan war), to inspire noble behaviour (e.g. Alexander the Great had the Iliad to teach him how to be noble) C) Folktales powerless hero...

    Aphrodite, Athena, Cronus 698  Words | 4  Pages

  • Ancient Greeks

     Poseidon is the brother of Zeus. After the overthow of their Father Cronus he drew lots with Zeus and Hades, another brother, for shares of the world. His prize was to become lord of the sea. He was widely worshiped by seamen. He married Amphitrite, a granddaughter of the Titon Oceanus. At one point he desired Demeter. To put him off Demeter asked him to make the most beautiful animal that the world had ever seen. So to impress her Poseidon created the first horse. In some accounts his first...

    Cronus, Demeter, Greek mythology 964  Words | 3  Pages

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