"Poseidon" Essays and Research Papers


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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Odysseus and His Flaws

are the wrath of certain gods, like Poseidon, who bears a grudge against Odysseus after the Trojan War, and delays his return back to Ithaca. Some of Odysseus' flaws are pride, curiosity, and lack of vigilance. The first flaw which Odysseus displays is pride. At the end of the Trojan War, he boldly defies the gods by loudly declaring that he was the sole artisan of his victory and that he didn't receive any help from the gods, when this isn't true since Poseidon sent a sea serpent to kill one of the...

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Relationships between Gods and Mortals as Demonstrated in The Odyssey.

Another type of relationship is one in which the gods would punish mortals for certain things, using divine intervention to negatively influence their lives. One obvious example in The Odyssey is the relationship between Odysseus and Poseidon, the former's antagonist. Poseidon passionately hates Odysseus because he blinded the god's son, Polyphemus, in order to escape from the man-eating cyclop's cave. The vexed god of the sea constantly tries to hamper Odysseus's attempts at returning home in any way...

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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...

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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...

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Report on the Parthenon

would have looked like 2500 years ago. I found it fascinating. Everything about the Parthenon was incredible. Athena was beautiful and the craftsmanship was fantastic. They had a display and video on how she was created. Poseidon Lord of the sea, earthquakes and horses symbols includes the horse, bull dolphin and trident. The middle son of Cronus and rhea and is the brother of Zeus and hades is married to Nereid Amphitrite although, like his brother Zeus. And he had many...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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"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...

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The Character Role of the Major God Hera from the Iliad

submit to Zeus and reduce to “We’ll simply offer the Argives tactics that may save them. . .”8.541 In book 8, Hera is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in and speak her mind either with a powerful god or a mortal. For instance she puts Poseidon in his place, “You earth-shaker with all you power—not even a twinge of pity inside your heart for all those Archives dying!” 8.228-230. Hera was deeply involved in the war and was not afraid to voice herself even again the powerful Zeus. She...

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The Odyssey, Analysis of Hubris, Ate, Nemesis

and Nemesis cycle. In order to escape Polyphemos’ cave, where he is trapped, Odysseus blinds the Kyklopes. After escaping the cave, he boards the ship and with arrogance reveals his name and where he is from. In anger, the Kyklopes asks his dad, Poseidon, to punish Odysseus by making it almost impossible to return to Ithaka, Odysseus’ home, this is his Nemesis. The lesson the reader can learn is that boasting can get in the way of the ultimate goal. Bragging makes others even more mad, and they try...

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Cold Mountain/The Odyssey Comparison

begins his journey home. However, it takes Odysseus ten years before he actually arrives back to his wife and son. This delay is due to the several obstacles which Odysseus must face. On his first attempt home, Odysseus is sidetracked by a storm that Poseidon sends to destroy him. He is able to overcome this hurdle and resumes travel. Then the men arrive at the Land of the Lotus-Eaters. They forget the mission to return home and seek comfort of the lotus plants. Once they escape this place, they end up...

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The Odyssey

his crew ultimately resulted in an attack on him.  Although the hospitality of the Cyclops was objectionable the reaction of Odysseus, in the form of blinding the Cyclops, brings only more trouble onto himself.  Since the Cyclops was Poseidon’s son Poseidon was angered and brought about more problems for Odysseus and his crew.  Just like with the suitors, undesirable hospitality and a bad reception of that hospitality ultimately results in a break in the sacred guest host relationship....

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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...

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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...

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The Cunning Athena

known as Zeus’ aegis. Athena has two animals, one the owl, and a snake. The owl symbolizes wisdom while the snake represents everlasting renewal and the earth. The olive branch, symbol of peace, is also identified with her because of the battle with Poseidon. The reason the battle took place was to see who would have complete domination over Athens. That is when she made an olive tree grow from the ground and also produced her first horse. Nike, the winged spirit of victory, often joined her onto the...

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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...

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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...

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Athena's father the events, including her birth, are located near a body of water named Triton or Tritonis. When Pallas is Athena's sister or foster-sister, Athena's father or foster-father is Triton, the son and herald of Poseidon. But Athena may be called the daughter of Poseidon and a nymph named Tritonis, without involving Pallas. Likewise, Pallas may be Athena's father or opponent, without involving Triton.[23] On this topic, Walter Burkert says "she is the Pallas of Athens, Pallas Athenaie, just...

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Fate In The Odyssey

After Odysseus blinded the Cyclops Polyphemos, Odysseus told him to tell anyone who inquires about his eye that it was Odysseus of Ithaca who blinded him. Polyphemos, son of Poseidon, remembers that it was prophesized that a man would blind him by the name of Odysseus. He then prayed to his father: Hear me, earth girdling Poseidon of the dark blue locks? Grant that the city slacker Odysseus not go homeward, The son of Laertes whose home is in Ithaca. But if it is his fate to see his dear ones and arrive...

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The Odyssey

traveling by water, they are constantly brought to new island destinations, and Odysseus is audacious enough to venture onto every one of them; however, the island of the Cyclopses is where Odysseus becomes despised by Poseidon. Odysseus blinded Polythemus, a Cyclops and son of Poseidon; resulting in Polythemus praying that Odysseus will have trouble getting home and at home. Because Odysseus has bravery and intelligence, Odysseus was a valorous leader to his crew on their voyage home. Odysseus shows...

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Head of Poseidon

Head of Poseidon / Antigonos Doson By: Saqib Khan Art Appreciation (Art 1301) Thomas Clark 06/17/2013 Head of Poseidon / Antigonos Doson The head of Poseidon / Antigonous Doson is a Greek bronze sculpture. The sculpture was created during the Hellenistic period (300-30 BC). His identity was unclear until the discovery of an ancient Greek silver coin. The coin created during 227-221 BC portrays the Macedonian King Antigonous Doson as Poseidon, God of the Sea, which reestablishes the...

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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...

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Athena and Odysseus

and this is arranged by Athena herself, she helps Odysseus to gets all the martial that Odysseus needs for his travel. When Odysseus gets back to his land, Ithaca, she showered the mist over Odysseus, in order to protect Odysseus from her uncle Poseidon (god of earthquake). Next when Odysseus awake from deep sleep, Athena appear in front of Odysseus, but transform into a young man and had conversations with Odysseus, try to hints Odysseus that he already back to his own land. Also Athena helps Odysseus...

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Analysis on Oedipus Rex

Odysseus’ spirit from beginning to end.  If Homer had shown Odysseus in a good spirit first, then the growth would not have seemed as prevalent.  Odysseus seems to see the light when he finds out that he will be sailing home.  He is tested first when Poseidon nearly kills him off the coast of Scheria, the first island he reaches.  The Odyssey says, “and trapped within that backwash of the brine, Odysseus would have died before his time had not gray-eyed Athena counseled him” (Odyssey by Mandelbaum, 109)...

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Respect of the Gods in the Odyssey

in Ithaka, despite being warned that he was to "undergo [hardships] before getting back to [his] country" (5.12.206). Throughout his quest, Odysseus courageously and audaciously faces Helios, Zeus, the ferocious Polyphemos, and the Earth Shaker, Poseidon. In instances where Odysseus provokes the gods, Homer illustrates the inevitability of hardship on a journey. Though he is adored by gods such as Zeus and Athena, Odysseus and his cronies occasionally overstep their boundaries as mortals. His crew...

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Guest-Host Relationships Within the Odyssey (Citations Included)

However Odysseus also receives a punishment for entering into Polyphemos' house without permission and being a bad guest. His punishment is the great loss of men which he receives, his quick evacuation of the island, and the anger he brings to Poseidon; which causes him to have the suitors come to his house and wreak havoc in his kingdom. In Ancient Greece, they shared the same beliefs that are portrayed in The Odyssey: bad hosting will result in something bad happening and vice versa...

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Personal Responsibility and the Gods’ Role in the Odyssey

blinding tears”(Homer page 157) or “….In the nights, true, he’d sleep with her [Calypso] in the arching cave….”(Homer page 157)]. However, he is not physically capable of getting himself home with all the powers of Poseidon against him for “…..every god took pity, all except Poseidon. He raged on, seething against the great Odysseus till he reached his native land...”)(Homer page 78) and no crew or boat. So, with nothing to do, he is left to leave his fate to the gods, as personal responsibility...

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