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Allusions to Greek Mythology in Modern Media

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Transcript of Allusions to Greek Mythology in Modern Media

Greek Mythology allusions in movies.
Allusions in Literature
Greek Mythology Allusions in Advertisements.
Greek mythology allusions in music.
Greek mythology allusions in art.
Allusions to Greek Mythology in Modern Media
By: Bayley Steltenpohl

Odyssey Cruise Lines
The Odyssey was a 10 year sea voyage in greek mythology, but in advertisements it is for a sea cruise line. The allusion here is that it is for a voyage across the sea on a ship as a cruise.
Venus International Beauty Talent Agency
Venus in this greek mythology advertisement is a International Beauty Talent Agency. In Roman Venus is for Aphrodite in greek mythology. Aphrodite is the goddess of beauty and love. So the allusion here is Venus stands for beauty in this advertisement.
Hermone From Harry Potter Books
Hermone in this allusion is a girl who goes to school with Harry and she is a very intelligent young lady. The allusion in this is that Hermone is also the daughter of Aphrodite who is as a very intelligent young lady.
Harry from the Harry Potter Books
Harry in this allusion is just like Odysseus because he is just trying to find a place to fit in or his home. In greek mythology always just wanted a proper place in their lives.
King Triton from The Little Mermaid.
In this allusion King Triton from The Little Mermaid is just like Poseidon. In greek mythology Poseidon is the god of the sea. There for both Poseidon and King Triton are the gods of the sea.
Cecilia from Monsters Inc.
In this movie allusion Cecilia is just like Medusa. Medusa in greek mythology is a monster with snakes for hair, there for the allusion here is that they are both monsters with snakes for hair.
The post stamp with Pegasus on it.
Sometimes a postal service might use this stamp with Pegasus on it. Pegasus in greek mythology was a flying horse. The allusion in this is that some mail is flown to different countries and states, so just like Pegasus mail flies too.
The statue of Athena in front of the Austrian Parliament Building.
The 19th-century statue of Athena in front of the Austrian Parliament Building show the political rise of the Parliament over the power of the Emperor Franz Joseph. So in this allusion it shows just like in greek mythology how Athena is the goddess of the city.
Bring Me To Life by Evanescence.
"Without a soul my spirit's sleeping somewhere cold
Until you find it there and lead it back home"
In those lines it is an allusion to Odysseus and Eurydice because Eurydice dies then her soul goes down into the underworld. Odysseus had to go down into the underworld to get her soul and lead it back home.
Venus by Lady Gaga
"Goddess of love please take me to your leader
I can't help I keep on dancin'
Goddess of love! Goddess of love!
This is a musical allusion to Venus who is Aphrodite in greek mythology and she is the goddess of love.
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