Mythology. Greek gods and goddesses. DAY 1. How Myths Have Influenced Our Language: HW Review. ATLAS. HERCULES. MYTH : Son of Zeus; famous for strength and adventures/ “Twelve Labours ” CULTURE : “Herculean task”—a task requiring great effort/strength
Greek gods and goddesses
MYTH: Son of Zeus; famous for strength and adventures/ “Twelve Labours”
CULTURE: “Herculean task”—a task requiring great effort/strength
GODDESS OF THE HEARTH AND HOME
Roman Name: Vesta
Hestia never plays a part in any Greek myth. Even though she wasn't exciting enough to make it into their stories, the Greeks honored Hestia with their dinnertime prayers, asking her to bless their food and protect their homes. City-states had a central hearth dedicated to the goddess, where the fire never went out. She was the third of the virgin goddesses. To the Romans she was the patron goddess of the Vestal Virgins, who in the Temple of Vesta kept the hearth fire of Rome forever burning. Hestia is one of three virgin goddess, along with Athena and Artemis.
GOD OF WAR
ROMAN NAME: MARS
Ares is the cruelest member of the Olympians, hated by all (even his mother, Hera). This god is known for his ruthlessness when he has the upper-hand and his cowardice when the tides turn against him. Even the Greeks disliked this terrible god. There were no temples to Ares in ancient Greece. Aphrodite, in one of her many infidelities, started an affair with Ares, which was his motivation to fight for the Trojans in the great war. Martial (having to do with war) and March are coined from his Latin name. His bird is the vulture, and his animal the dog.
GODDESS OF WISDOM, REASON, & PURITY
Roman Name: Minerva
Athena is Zeus's favorite daughter and is allowed to use his weapons, including the thunderbolt. She sprang full grown in armor from his forehead, thus has no mother. She is fierce in battle but only fights justly.
Her favorite city is Athens. Her tree is the olive tree. Her animal is the owl.
GODDESS OF THE HUNT
Roman Name: Diana
Artemis is daughter of Zeus and Leto; her twin brother is Apollo. She is the goddess of wild things and, like Apollo, hunts with silver arrows. She is associated with the moon and the deer.
ROMAN NAME: MERCURY
MESSENGER OF THE GODS
SON OF ZEUS
Hermes, the most mischievous and clever of the gods, also served as a psychopomp, a guide of dead souls to the Underworld. One of the youngest gods, Hermes showed his ability to cause both trouble and delight at an early age. On the day of his birth, Hermes snuck out from his cradle and whisked away the cattle of his elder brother Apollo. A witness soon reported this to Apollo, who came to Maia, Hermes's mother, demanding the return of his livestock. Maia insisted that Hermes had been in his cradle the entire time. Hermes was quickly found out and forced to return the cattle. But in reparation for his actions against Apollo, the newborn god created a lyre from the shell of a turtle. He presented the stringed instrument to his older brother. His anger melted away, Apollo presented Hermes with a magical sleep-inducing staff called the Caduceus.
Once Zeus realized his young son would cause nothing but trouble if his mind weren't constantly occupied, he gave him the job of Olympian Messenger. He was given a winged cap and sandals to assist him in his duties. Due to the nature of his job, Hermes appears most often of all the gods.
Aphrodite Venus Love, beauty, fertility
Apollo Apollo Archery, music, prophecy, healing, light
Ares Mars War
Artemis Diana Hunting, the moon
Athena Minerva Wisdom, war
Demeter Ceres The harvest, grain, corn
Dionysus Bacchus Wine, festivity, the theater
Eros Cupid Love, sexual desire
Hades Pluto The underworld, the dead
Hephaestus Vulcan Fire, the forge, smithery
Hera Juno Marriage, queen of immortals
Hermes Mercury Messenger, commerce, science, doctors
Hestia Vesta The hearth
Pan Pan Wild beasts, the forest
Persephone Proserpine Queen of the underworld
Poseidon Neptune The sea
Zeus Jupiter Thunder, the heavens, king of immortals
A TRULY EPICEPIC POEM
Epics and Values
The War-Story Background: Violence and Brutality
Odysseus: A Hero in Trouble
The Wooden-Horse Trick
The Ancient World and Ours
A Search for Their Places in Life
Relationship with the Gods
Who was Homer?
How Were the Epics Told?
A Live Performance
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Major premise: All mammals are warm-blooded.Minor premise: All black dogs are mammals.Conclusion: Therefore, all black dogs are warm-blooded.
A radiance as strong as the moon came flooding through the high roofed halls of generous Alcinous. Walls plated in bronze, crowned with a circling frieze glazed as blue as lapis ran to left and rightfrom outer gates to the deepest court recess and solid gold doors enclosed the palace. Up from the bronze threshold sliver doorposts rose with silver lintel above, and golden handles, too. And dogs of gold and silver were stationed on either side.
Weak as the doe that beds down her fawnsin a mighty lion's den - her newborn sucklings -then trails off to the mountain spurs and grassy bendsto graze her fill, but back the lion comes to his own lairand the master deals both fawns a ghastly, bloody death,just what Odysseus will deal that mob - ghastly death.
ex: When "Dawn" arises with her "rose-red fingers".