Greek Mythology: Metamorphosis

Greek Mythology: Metamorphosis Metamorphosis is a key element in Greek mythology. This ability to change shape or form is a major development in the stories of Arachne, Zeus, and Daphne. Almost all of the gods had the power of metamorphosis. The first story was the one of Arachne. Arachne was a mortal, who was a […]

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Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology

The gods and goddesses that the Greek people believe in make up the Greek mythology studied today. These divine characters represent a family living on Mount Olympus who intervene frequently in the lives of the human characters in Greek plays. They are omnipresent, for they are always observing mans actions and working through human nature. […]

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The Relationship between Love and Sex in Greek Mythology

In Greek mythology, love and sex are intertwined. Actually, they are one and the same thing. Most of the myths in Greece correlate with sexual intimacy (Davidson, 2009). The end of these myths is usually tragic with either death or separation of lovers (Dominican, 2010). Most of Greek myths are full of lust and strong […]

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The Monsters of the Greek Mythology

The fear of the powerful forces of nature was embodied by ancient people in mythological images of giant or vile monsters. Created by a rich imagination of the antiquity, they combined parts of the bodies of known animals, such as, for example, a lion’s head or a tail of a serpent, and human bodies. The […]

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Greek Myth: Its use and meaning

Traveling in ancient Greek literature was a common theme. Greeks have always been enthralled with journeys which provided knowledge and wisdom to their travelers. Thereafter, traveling was a common activity as part of piracy,1 colonization or exile due to committing a crime. Nostos,2 the notion of return, is a favourite aspect of the plot of […]

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Greek Mythology – Zeus vs Christianity

According to Hesiod’s Works and Days, before Zeus ruled gods and mortals his father Cronus dictated a golden race. This was the first of four races created by the gods. The last three were fashioned by Zeus after he took the golden throne of Olympus from Cronus. The silver race came after the golden race […]

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Trojan War and Hecuba

The play Hecuba is a classic Greek tragedy. Hecuba is a queen, during the Trojan War, because she was married to King Priam of Troy. The play begins with the ghost of Hecuba’s son, Polydorus, telling the audience about how the Trojan War was weakening the city of Troy. Hecuba enters the stage telling her […]

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Greek Mythology and Heracles Family

The Greek heroes Heracles, Jason, Perseus and Theseus are all intriguing characters of Greek mythology. They each portray many different qualities and compare and contrast each other. For example the fact that Heracles was constantly a target of Hera and Theseus a target of Medea links them as characters. Also, Heracles frees Theseus from the […]

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Women in the Greek Myths

The myths of the ancient Greeks are considered to be some of the greatest literary achievements of western culture. These tales allow us to look into the greatest minds of the ancient world. Myths help us comprehend what Greek society was truly like, by allowing us to understand the principles upon which it was built. […]

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Intro to Greek Mythology Influence

In order to understand the impact of Greek mythology on Western culture one must understand what Greek mythology itself is. Greek Mythology is the belief, tales, and stories of ancient gods who ruled the ancient world as well as heroes who challenged the gods or some who fought for them. Many of these tales include […]

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