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  • Aphrodite And Hephaestus - 1,086 words
    Aphrodite And Hephaestus HEPHAESTUS AND APHRODITE APHRODITE Aphrodite is one of the most famous figures of Greek mythology. Because Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love, beauty, and sexual rapture,1 she was desired by nearly all of the Greek gods. Aphrodite was one of the twelve main gods on Mt. Olympus,2 and she was the most powerful goddess when it came to members of the opposite sex. THE BIRTH OF APHRODITE There are many origins to Aphrodite's birth. Some of them are: 1) She arose full-grown out of the foam of the sea, 2) She is the daughter of Zeus and Dionne, 3) She is the daughter of Uranus and Gaia, which would make her a Titaness, or 4) She is the daughter of Titans Oceanus and Te ...
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  • Aphrodite And Hephaestus - 1,074 words
    ... without these goddesses in his life, so they divided a year up into three equal parts: 1) Four months with Persephone 2) Four months with Aphrodite 3) Four months to be with whomever he wanted to be with.17 Although this is what the court ruled, Aphrodite wore her magic girdle and persuaded Adonis to let her not only her time with him, and she persuaded him to let her have his time to himself to be with him.18 Persephone did not agree with this at all. She went to Ares and told him how angry she was. Ares got jealous of Persephone's true love for Adonis, so he disguised him self as a wild boar and killed Adonis right in front of Aphrodite. Aphrodite had two children. She had a son, Golg ...
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  • Venus Aphrodite - 207 words
    Venus (Aphrodite) In the begining, there was Chaos. From Chaos and Mother Earth came the first race of Greek deities, the Titans. These first gods were ruled by Saturn, who had received the prophesy that his son will over throw him. Well, he ate all his children save one, the one his wife, Mother Earth (Gaia) placed on an island. In his place, she gave her husbad Saturn a rock wrapped in cloth; of which he swallowed whole. When his son, Jupiter (Zeus) grew to manhood, he killed his father and realead his brothers and sisters. They fought the first race, and won. While in the midst of battle, the genitalia of Saturn was cut off, and when it dropped into the sea, the most beautiful woman was b ...
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  • A Few Greek Gods - 1,919 words
    A Few Greek Gods subject = History 9th grade title = A Few Greek Gods The Ancient Greeks believed in a series of myths which explained nature, set up a moral code for the people, and were just folk lore of the people. In this paper, the beginnings of myths, the Greek gods themselves, and several myths concerning morals, nature, and old lore of the Ancients will be discussed. Because the myths and details about the gods were passed along by word of mouth, some myths or gods might be interchanged or different. The Greek myths started as folk lore until it began to explain nature and storytellers integrated a moral code into the myths. Many myths started out as fairy tales. As new and more effi ...
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  • Antigone - 1,273 words
    Antigone In ancient Greece, men who died in war fulfilled the civic ideal to the utmost. The women, destined to live out a degrading life, died in bed. Certainly, not all men died in battle, but every epitaph shows in one way or another, the city would always remember the men who died in war. Additionally, not all Athenian women died in bed; nonetheless, it was left to her family to preserve the memory of her not the city. No matter how perfect a woman was she would never receive the same status or level of social expectations from the city that a man received. No accomplishments were allowed beyond living a life of motherhood and submissiveness to a man, namely her husband. In fact, in earl ...
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  • Ares God - 1,169 words
    Ares God My report is on Ares. He is the god of war and violence and in Norse mythology he was the god of war, violence, and justice. He was the son of Zeus and Hera. His weapon of choice was a spear because it was magical. The magical part of it was he could summon it by call it and the other part of it was if it targeted some one it followed it until it killed it. Among the deities associated with Ares were his consort, Aphrodite, goddess of love, and such minor deities as Deimos (Fear) and Phobos (Rout), who accompanied him in battle. The Roman god Mars, with whom Ares was identified, was the father of Romulus and Remus, the mythological founders of Rome. Thus he was more important to the ...
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  • Atalanta - 1,635 words
    Atalanta I. Summary of the Story Atlanta Her father had wanted a son, and when Atalanta was born, he rejected her and ordered to put her out on the mountains, and let her die. So the servants put her out on the mountains. There a she-bear came along, and took a a fancy to the strange little thing, and fed her with her own milk. By and by some haunters passed that way, and found her, and saved her, and brought her up. She became a hard woman, like her hard father, and like the hard life she was force to lead. She cared for no wild beast of the forest. Even when two terrible Centaurs attacked her, she cared nothing, but killed them both. When she grew up, she found out her father, and came to ...
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  • Cleopatra - 1,838 words
    Cleopatra Cleopatra was queen of Egypt, last ruler of the dynasty founded by Ptolemy, a Macedonian general of Alexander the Great, who took Egypt as his share in dividing Alexanders empire. Her capital, Alexander, founded by Alexander the Great, was the center of Hellenistic Greek culture of the world at that time, as well as a great commercial center. Although she imagined as a "beautiful and glamorous woman today, she was not very attractively depicted on ancient coins, having a long hook nose, and masculine features" (Flamarion 181). She deemed to be a strong-willed Macedonian queen who was brilliant and dreamed of a greater world empire. Highly intelligent, this shrewd politician almost ...
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  • Cole Porter - 1,249 words
    ... her life. They were married on December 19, 1919 to live a happy but mostly successful although sexless marriage until Linda's death in 1954 The Later Years After early success with one-offs like Don't Fence Me In, re- released in a World War II musical called Hollywood Canteen, Cole signed some contracts to do work for the film industry. The first film to contain a Cole Porter song was The Battle of Paris from 1929, but his two tunes from that movie had little impact on his career because of the low quality of the film in general. Cole was happy with many aspects of the Hollywood community, including the liberal gay enclave called movie industry population. Although there is some disput ...
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  • Cole Porter - 1,249 words
    ... her life. They were married on December 19, 1919 to live a happy but mostly successful although sexless marriage until Linda's death in 1954 The Later Years After early success with one-offs like Don't Fence Me In, re- released in a World War II musical called Hollywood Canteen, Cole signed some contracts to do work for the film industry. The first film to contain a Cole Porter song was The Battle of Paris from 1929, but his two tunes from that movie had little impact on his career because of the low quality of the film in general. Cole was happy with many aspects of the Hollywood community, including the liberal gay enclave called movie industry population. Although there is some disput ...
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  • Comparison Of The Greek Relgion In The Iliad To Christianity - 1,459 words
    Comparison Of The Greek Relgion In The Iliad To Christianity 1 16 March 1999 Comparison of the Greek religion in the Iliad to Christianity Throughout the Iliad of Homer there can be seen many features of the Greek religion. The features of religion that appear throughout this epic poem are those that existed during the time of Homer. By taking a better look at theses main features it can be seen that they are similar to those of Christianity today. Some of the existing main features of both are the following: the belief in gods or God, prayer, sacrifice, and funeral rites. However, despite these similarities, each feature is observed differently by the two religions. The Greeks in the Iliad ...
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  • Criteria For Heroes - 1,460 words
    Criteria for Heroes The ancient Greeks had strict criteria for individuals to follow if they were to be seen as heroes. Above all, a man needed to be a skilled warrior, but this was not the only requirement. To be a hero, a warrior had to respect authority, both governmental and religious. The Greeks gave heroes no room for pride. These men were to be modest, not only giving credit to their culture and the gods for any great deeds they had done, but also accepting everything that happened as Fate, not scenarios they had created for themselves. In other words, they did not make themselves what they were; rather, they had been predestined to become it. The final requirement of being a hero was ...
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  • Cyprus History Of Conflic - 1,822 words
    Cyprus History Of Conflic annon Cyprus, an island in the Eastern Mediterranean, at the cross-roads of three continents - Europe, Asia and Africa - has one of the oldest histories of the world, dating back 9000 years. Its strategic position, its wealth in forests and mineral deposits, as well as its skilled craftsmen, made it the prized possession of the powers of the day. Cultural influences came from all directions - all major regional civilisations left their mark on the island, contributing to the development of a very rich and diverse cultural heritage. ANCIENT TIMES The Stone Age The first signs of human life on the island date back to c. 8500 BC during the Palaeolithic period. Evidence ...
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  • Dionysusbacchae - 702 words
    Dionysus--Bacchae The god, Dionysus, fills an integral role in Grecian Myth. According to Euripides' Bacchae, Dionysus represents the animalistic and mystic life force that connects humanity to its innate earthy roots - roots that are illogical, chaotic, and instinctual. In this paper I will be discussing this aforementioned mystic life force and its existence in ancient Greece's supremely logical society. Being as completely logical as the ancient Greeks tended to be, they needed some sort of release valve that kept them from all going crazy in their otherwise rigid existence. The god, Dionysus, provided this release in their world through the manifestations of "wine, women, and song." With ...
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  • Drama Of Ancient Greece - 1,481 words
    Drama Of Ancient Greece Final Paper: Drama of Ancient Greece The Greek dramatists have bequeathed immensely to the current mode of modern Western literature. Shakespeare and his contemporaries revered them for their distinct and explicit language, their dramatic scenes, and their extravagant processions. The language of their stories has connoted itself into both, the Western dialect and Western literature in general. The establishment of Ancient Greek culture that has left the most immutable impression on our current world is the myth. The many mortal heroes who are seen throughout the extensive deployment of myths are accompanied by the ostentatious and mighty immortals, led by Zeus in the ...
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  • Drama Of Ancient Greece - 1,488 words
    ... for an entire day and was nursed by the sea goddess until he could return. The only ugly god, Hephaestus was loved by both, gods and mortals because he was a pacifist and kind-hearted. A skilled craftsman, he made the furniture and weaponry to arm and adorn Mount Olympus. Hestia was Zeuss sister. She was the goddess of the hearth and home, and the third virgin goddess. Her sole task at Mount Olympus was to keep the fire burning brightly in the palace hearth. Both sister and wife to Zeus, Hera/Juno is the goddess of marriage and the protector of women. She initially refused to become Zeuss wife, knowing his reputation of philandering. But Zeus transformed himself into a shivering little ...
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  • Feminism And Woman In Greek Mythology - 568 words
    Feminism And Woman In Greek Mythology In learning about the feminist movement, we studied the three articles and discussed and reviewed the different authors perspectives on the topic and learned how important the role of woman in Greek Mythology. In presenting the feminist theory to the class we analyzed the three articles, Women in Ancient Greece; Women in Antiquity: New Assessments; and Women in Greek Myth, and discussed how although the three articles provided different views on Feminism in mythology, they all essentially are aiming to teach the same basic concept. In order to understand the feminist theory, we have to understand the notions that although myths are invented and that they ...
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  • Geat Vs Greek - 969 words
    Geat Vs. Greek Beth Lewis English 288 02/28/00 Geat vs. Greek: Paternal Injunction in Beowulf and The Iliad Picture this. Inside the hall, mighty shields and glistening swords await the visitors arrival. Skillfully crafted armor decorations proclaim great battles and fierce hunts. The prevailing warrior ethos and his manly power are evident throughout. It is these strong patriarchal images which gave birth to two epics from two totally different cultures: The tale of Beowulf from Scandinavia and The Iliad from Greece. To better understand the works themselves and their parallels, it is best to first define an epic. In order to be considered an epic, there are certain qualifications and stand ...
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  • Gods And Goddesses - 1,076 words
    Gods and Goddesses Gods and Goddesses Zeus is the god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods. He presides over the gods on Mount Olympus where he wields a terrible thunder bolt in which he uses to discipline those who displease him. Zeus is also known to punish those who lie or break oaths. Zeus was the youngest son of the Titans, Cronus and Rhea. When Zeus grew to maturity he dethroned Cronus. Zeus henceforth ruled the sky, and his brothers Poseidon and Hades were given power over the sea and the underworld. He is husband to his sister Hera and, he was the father of Ares the god of war; Hebe, the goddess of youth; Hephaestus the god of fire; and Eileithyia, the goddess of childbirth. Man ...
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  • Greek Art - 1,097 words
    Greek Art Greek Art By Lizette There are three major categories of Greek sculpture: freestanding statues, architectural sculpture, and nonarchitectural reliefs. The principal subjects of Greek sculpture are gods, heroes of legend, and athletes, youths, or maidens intended to demonstrate ideals of beauty. Whatever the subject, category, or material, the typical Greek sculpture was basically spiritual in function. Most statues and reliefs were dedicated as offerings in sanctuaries to please or thank divinities, or stood as markers over graves, while architectural sculpture was carved essentially only for temples, treasuries, or tombs. The determining phase of Greek sculpture closes with sculpt ...
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