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Allusions to Greek Mythology

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Jacob Reich

on 1 October 2013

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Transcript of Allusions to Greek Mythology

Allusions to Greek Mythology in Media
Allusions in Advertisements
Allusions in Literature
Allusions in Movies
Allusions in Art
Allusions in Songs
Trident Gum
Trident Gum is known for cleaning your teeth and, in Greek Mythology,
the trident is a three-pronged spear armed by Poseidon himself. Trident Gum refers to the sharpness of the trident's prongs being able to clean your teeth.
Nike is a popular sportswear company. The goddess, Nike, is the god of victory. The company is using this title so that the buyer feels that if they buy the product, then they will be victorious.
Olympus Has Fallen
This movie is about the White House being attacked, and, in Greek Mythology, Mount Olympus is where the Gods lived. The allusion is that Olympus, or the home of very important people, has fallen, just as Mount Olympus might have in Greek Mythology.
Odysseus and the Sirens
This painting illustrates Odysseus's struggle to hear the Sirens' singing without being forced towards them.
"There, There"
This song, by Radiohead, refers to "a siren singing you to a shipwreck". This is alluding the vulnerability in relationships to Odysseus and the Sirens.
The Triumph of the Victor
This painting illustrates the mythological goddess, Nike, crowning a victor.
In this movie, the name "Titanic" is an allusion to the Titans in Greek Mythology, implying that, like the Titans, it is very strong and nearly indestructible.
Atlas Shrugged
This book is about if profit motives in the United States were destroyed. Atlas Shrugged is alluding to the Titan, Atlas, which, in Mythology, is believed to hold up the sky. The book is about if Atlas stopped holding up the sky.
Lost in the Labyrinth
This book is an allusion to the labyrinth in the story of Theseus.
"The Ride of the Valkyries"
This song is alluding to the Valkyries, or warriors raised by the god Wotan, riding back from battle before they gather on a mountaintop.
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