Thursday, February 9, 2012

Homer and Greek Mythology

Homer was an epic poet. His most famous works are The Iliad and The Odyssey, which are read in most high schools. He lived in the eight century (Maybe even earlier than that).

The Iliad
The Iliad is an epic poem, with the setting in the twelfth century (The Bronze Age) in the city of Troy (Which is now Northwestern Turkey). The views or themes one might say is the importance of human life and it's creation.

The Odyssey
Like The Iliad, The Odyssey is also an epic poem, that was also written by Homer. The Odyssey was set in the Bronze Age also. This poem starts off where the Iliad finished, placed in Ithaca. The themes or view points of this poem is the misery of separation and the pitfalls of temptation.

Greek Mythology
What is mythology?
Mythology - A collection of myths, especial one belonging to a particular religious or cultural tradition.

So what does Greek Mythology mean?

Greek Gods
Aphrodite - The Goddess of Love and Beauty.
Apollo - The God of Sun and Music.
Ares - The God of War.
Artemis - The Goddess of the Wilderness
Athena - The Goddess of Wisdom, and Arts.
Demeter - The Goddess of the Harvest.
Dionysus - The God of Wine
Hades - God of the Underworld
Hephaestus - God of Metallurgy
Hera - The Goddess of Famil
Hermes - The God of The Trade
Hesita - The God of the Hearth
Poseidon - The God of the Seas
Zeus - The God of Mankind

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