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Original Greek Gods & Superheroes

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Deanna Nguyen

on 6 September 2013

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Transcript of Original Greek Gods & Superheroes

Greek Gods & Modern-Day Superheroes
The Gods/Goddesses
The Superheroes
Similarities
* Special/superpowers
* Secret identities
* Role models
* Intelligent and strong
Zeus &
Superman/Thor
Characteristics
* Immortal & almighty
* Take form of humans/animals
* Eat ambrosia & drink nectar
* Passionate emotions
* Divine powers
Characteristics
* Brave, intelligent, strong
* Has a weakness
* Special powers or uses gadgets
* Wears a costume
Zeus & Superman
* Zeus is the most powerful god / Superman is among the strongest superhero
* Zeus is ruler/king of the sky / Superman is famously known for his power to fly
* Zeus is immortal / Superman's body is basically indestructible
Zeus & Thor
* Zeus is the god of thunder / so is Thor
* Zeus involves himself in human affairs / Thor guides humanity's affairs by bringing Asgard directly to the Earth dimension
Poseidon & Aquaman
Poseidon & Aquaman
* Poseidon is god of the sea / Aquaman is the king of all things aqua
* Poseidon depicted as holding a trident / Aquaman wields a trident as well
Hades & Batman
Hades & Batman
* Hades is the darkest god / Batman is also known as the "Dark Knight"
* Hades was granted the power of invisibility / Batman is known to blend in with the dark
* Hades was ruler of the underworld / Batman has a "batcave" underground
Athena & Wonder Woman
Athena & Wonder Woman
* Athena is the goddess of wisdom & war / Wonder Woman is an Amazon warrior princess
* Athena is also the goddess of justice / Wonder Woman seeks justice when fighting enemies
* * Wonder Woman's origin was closely tied to the Greek gods: 6 of the Pantheon gods gifted her (Demeter, great strength; Athena, wisdom and courage; Artemis, a hunter's heart and a communion with animals; Aphrodite, beauty and a loving heart; Hestia, sisterhood with fire; Hermes, speed and the power of flight.
Hermes & The Flash
Hermes & The Flash
* Hermes is the first god to go in and leave the underworld undetected because of his swiftness / The Flash's receives super-speed
* Hermes has wings on his shoes and helmet / The Flash has lightning bolts
Hephaestus & The Green Lantern/Iron Man
Hephaestus & The Green Lantern/Iron Man
* Hephaestus is known to build and create weapons / The Green Lantern can manifest weapons due to the Green Lantern Ring
* Hephaestus is the god of fire and metalwork / Iron Man (Tony Stark) created the suit out of metal and fire
Apollo & Green Arrow
Apollo & Green Arrow
* Apollo is the god/master of archery / Green Arrow uses archery to fight his enemies
Artemis & Huntress
Artemis & Huntress
* Artemis is the goddess/master of archery
* Huntress (Bronze Age superhero) wields a crossbow to defeat enemies
* Artemis is the goddess of the hunt / Helena Wayne gives herself the name "Huntress"
Ares & The Hulk/Captain America
Ares & The Hulk/Captain America
* Ares is known to be aggressive and unpopular among the gods / The Hulk turns due to anger/aggression and is commonly feared by people
* Ares is the god of war and is often depicted holding a shield and spear / Captain America is a supersoldier and wields a shield
Hera & Storm
Hera & Storm
* Hera is the female counterpart for ruler of the sky / Storm controls weather so she manipulates the sky
* Hera is worshiped as an important goddess / Storm was worshiped as a goddss in a tribe in Africa
Hestia & Firestar
Hestia & Firestar
* Hestia is the goddess of the hearth (fire) / Firestar's mastery of microwave energy allows her to generate near-limitless amounts of heat
Aphrodite & Venus
Aphrodite & Venus
* Aphrodite was born from the sea / Venus is a Siren who was born to lure sailors in with her voice and song
** There were two versions of Venus and the first was originally created to be a Siren who resembled the goddess Aphrodite/Venus; the second version was stated to be a true goddess who wants to be called by her true name, Aphrodite
Dionysus & Hancock
Dionysus & Hancock
* Dionysus is the god of wine and drunkeness / Hancock is a superhero (not a comic hero) who gets drunk
Deanna Nguyen
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