Ancient Greek Mythology Research Paper

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Three Favorite Gods (A discussion of the three most important gods and goddesses) “In the world’s broad field of battle, in the bivouac of life, be not like dumb driven cattle! be a hero in the strife!” Psalms of Life by Henry Longfellow. The novel, Mythology by Edith Hamilton, is a summary of all the myths about gods and goddesses from several different texts. Hamilton wrote this to summarize and put into one book some of the old Greek poems, such as, The Iliad and The Odyssey both which were written by Homer. The three Greek gods that are most important are Aphrodite, Athena, and Hades. Aphrodite is one of the most important Greek goddesses because she is goddess of love. It is thought that Aphrodite has no parents, but that she rose up from the sea foam and was fully grown. It is often baffling that Aphrodite married Hephaestus because he is the ugly and lame god while she is beautiful. “the laughter-loving goddess, who laughed sweetly or mockingly at those her wiles had conquered; the irresistible goddess who stole away even the wits of the wise.” pg. 32 Mythology.…show more content…
He isn’t welcome in Olympus even though it is his home. People often misunderstand him and assume he’s evil because he’s god of the underworld, but in reality he isn’t evil he’s just unpitying and terrible. “He was not a welcomed visitor. He was unpitying and inexorable, but just; a terrible, not evil god.” pg. 29 Mythology. Teenagers are at an awkward stage in life and often feel misunderstood and unwelcome just like Hades is. Hades also rarely came out from the underworld, exactly like how teenagers rarely come out of their rooms. Another misconception about Hades is that he is the god of death. He is merely the god of the dead, meaning he only deals with people after they die and he isn’t their cause of death. Persephone rules the underworld alongside Hades because he chose her to be his

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