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Transcript of Zeus
What are Myths?
Myths are stories that use fantasy to express ideas that cannot be expressed in realistic term. They are, at some point, religious. They deal with and explore the relationship between humans and the spirit/ unknown world.
Why is it important to study Greek Mythology?
“It is important that we study Greek mythology because you can learn so many interesting things about how were their personalities, because in Greek mythology the show how they really were, not like Roman mythology, where they showed the gods as super emperors and like divinities, when they in fact, had good things and bad things too.”
“You could also learn what were the Gods and Goddesses’ powers, abilities, weaknesses, their symbol, their weapon, and even who did they marry, like Zeus,he married his sister Hera, and their mother prophesied, they both regretted it (Hamilton 19).”
Zeus' Physical look
He had a long white hair and a really long white beard, he was old, but in a great shape, he always had a lightning bolt in his hand.
Zeus was the god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian Gods. He overthrew his father, Cronus, and then drew lots with his brothers Poseidon and Hades, in order to decide who would succeed their father on the throne. Zeus won the draw and became the supreme ruler of the Gods, as well as lord of the sky and rain.
He was married to Hera but often tested her patience, as he was famous for his many affairs.
“His weapon was the lightning bolt, which he hurled at those who displeased or defied him, specially liars and oath breakers. He could control the light, the weather, and could change his form into a human, vegetable, animal, etc. Zeus, like all the mighty gods, had super- strength, and was immortal but he could still get injured like a human.
Zeus, despite being a really temperamental god with the other gods who dared to defy him, he was a really comprehensive, loyal, fair and wise god. He was known as the father and counselor of all the gods.
In Greek mythology he was considered beside as a god, as another man, who had troubles and issues with his families, results from being unloyal to his wife and sister Hera, Zeus was a fair God and a man, not as in Roman Mythology, he was showed as a super emperor, just like the rulers of the civilizations, but that is not true, he was being written down with those characteristics because Romans didn’t think that a unloyal, Bisexual, Rapist, and a Temperamental god wasn’t a good example to all the men, children and women in the Ancient Rome. In conclusion,he had good things and bad things, in fact, in my opinion he was just like you and me, he had good things and bad things, like anyone else has.
Hamilton, Edith.“Mythology”. Little Brown and Company. 1998.
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“Zeus”. Greek Mythology. 22 April 2015.
Greek Mythology. 29 Abril 2015