In mythology and in legend, a man, often of divine

ancestry, who isendowed with great courage and strength, celebrated for his bold exploits, and favored by the godsi. The definition of the word “hero” as previously read has superior resemblance to the most heroic man of the Anglo-Saxon times, Beowulf. The iiepic poem of Beowulf was written during the Anglo- Saxon period of English literature, […]

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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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Roman Mythology

The ancient Greek and ancient Roman religion was the belief in gods. They had similar beliefs, but also vast differences. They came from each other and gave their people a form of morality. It was composed of many meaningful gods and goddesses that all played a part in the everyday life of the average Roman […]

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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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Norse Gods Mythology

Viking gods of the Norse mythology had their roots in the Scandinavian prehistory, particularly during the Germanic-Iron Age that has come to be known as the Proto-Norse Age. The mythology flourished consequent to Christianization of the Scandinavians. This took place during the Vikings Age and that’s why Norse gods are today referred to as the […]

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Gladiators and Gladiatorial Arenas

Gladiatorial Games were amongst the most popular spectator sports of the Roman Era. The earliest recorded amphitheatre was built in the 1st century B. C. Ever since then, larger and larger arena complexes were built to present the games to as large an audience as possible. The most notable arena was the Flavian Amphitheatre, now […]

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Why does Dream Time end

In the field of mythology, Dream Time refers to this period of time, usually in the very distant past, when things were different from now; when people lived differently, and their activities and interactions were very dissimilar compared to normal time. Simply put, everything had an extraordinary, almost magical aspect to them and everything was […]

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Thor – the God of Gods

Esther Kim German 139W Prof. Saine October 30, 2003 Thor – the God of Gods Constantly evolving from one generation to the next, the myths we know today have been told and retold to form a living link to the creation of the earth and the origins of humanity. I see mythology as an attempt […]

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