Big Three: The Similarities Of Greek Mythology

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Greek mythology is some of the oldest and best known tales known to man. In this mythology there were several Gods, but twelve main ones (sometimes thirteen) are mentioned the most. Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Aphrodite, Ares, Athena, Hermes, Apollo, Artemis, Hephaestus, Dionysus, and Hestia are the thirteen superior being that are most commonly known. Now if I were to ask you about your three favorites, you’d think straight to the big three; Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades, but when you think about it more and learn some of the tales about the Gods, you’ll find one that you like more. One God that is particularly interesting is Poseidon. Poseidon is one of the “Big Three”, meaning he is one of the strongest Gods of them all. One thing that is very interesting about his is that he has control of the sea, earth, and the storms. "Sea and calm were under his control:-" says Hamilton's Greek Mythology (Pg. 29). Knowing this and seeing that Zeus has control of the thunderbolt and is still more powerful than Poseidon is kind of odd. Another interesting thing about Poseidon is his weapon of choice, the trident. The trident is a spear that has two other prongs on it, making it a three-point spear. All of these facts…show more content…
Like Poseidon, Hades was also a part of the big three, meaning that he was brother to both Zeus and Poseidon. Zeus had the thunderbolt, Poseidon had the trident, but Hades had a far-famed helm, which, when worn, made the wearer invisible. Hades was known as the ruler of the Underworld, a place where all dead souls go. Being the ruler of this place made him the ruler of the dead, but strangely not Death itself. Hamilton’s Mythology says, “He was King of the Dead-not Death himself, whom the Greeks called Thanatos and the Roman, Orcus. (Pg. 29)” Both the Romans and the Greeks looked at him as the God of Wealth, the god of all the precious metals in the Earth. These are some of the descriptions that made Hades an interesting

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