Relationships In The Odyssey

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Throughout ancient literature, poets have written about the relationship between men and immortals as the Gods oftentimes have a counterpart mortal who they have similar values to. One of the clearest examples of this writing theme is in The Odyssey as Athena, the goddess of war, and Odysseus, the main character, share the common ideals of war, family, and wisdom. These similar characteristics assist Odysseus throughout his journey home as Athena aids him and his crew through rough waters, saving them multiple times.
Athena was immediately drawn to Odysseus after proving himself in the Battle of Troy with the invention of the Trojan horse which gave the Greeks victory over the Trojans. She had admired his cunning trickery to build a horse “inspired