What do The Odyssey, gum, and constellations have in common? They are all allusions to Greek mythology. Mythology has historical, religious, and modern significance. Throughout the expanse of time, mythology has been created to entertain and explain every-day phenomena. Ancient cultures were struggling to find the answers to questions such as, how did the world begin? What causes the weather? Who am I? As these questions sprang up, myths rose to meet and answer them. An example is the Greek’s explanation for the mysterious turmoil of the sea. They created the god Poseidon to be the ruler of the ocean, charging the storms to his anger and chronicling him a myriad of sons and daughters with their own jurisdiction, including the Cyclops which
In this paper, I will be talking about the Greek god named Hermes. Hermes parents were Zeus and Maia. He was the god of herds, trade, thievery, athletics and messengers. His home was Mount Olympus and his symbol was Caduceus which was Herald's wand. His sacred animals was a ram, hare, and hawk. Hermes sacred plants were crocus and a strawberry tree. The strawberry tree was regarded as sacred to Hermes, for he was said to have been nursed beneath the boughs of such a tree.The crocus-flower, from which…
of these poets’ works would act as a precedent and point of reference for the poems that would follow as the times changed. Epic tradition has endured a long journey, growing and evolving over the centuries, beginning with Homer and his Iliad and Odyssey, the cornerstones on which later epics would be shaped. Homer is widely considered to be the first epic poet, having a lasting impact on Western canon that has touched most of the classic works that scholars so closely study. From him, the torch passed…
fertility, and his images were ithyphallic.
Both in literature and cult Hermes was constantly associated with the protection of cattle and sheep, and he was often closely connected with deities of vegetation, especially Pan and the nymphs. In the Odyssey, however, he appears mainly as the messenger of the gods and the conductor of the dead to Hades. Hermes was also a dream god, and the Greeks offered to him the last libation before sleep. As a messenger, he may also have become the god of roads and…
PART TWO: Stories of Love and Adventure
I Cupid and Psyche
1. Psyche excelled her sisters in beauty and it was often said that not even Venus (Aphrodite) could not equal to this mortal (121).
2. Venus planned to make Psyche fall in love with the most despicable creature in the whole world by using her son, Cupid to shoot her with his arrows (122).
3. When Cupid meets Psyche it was as if he had shot one of his arrows into his own heart (122).
4. The Mildest of…
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