Essays Tagged: "Aphrodite"

The Trojan War

guests at the feast. She sent a golden apple inscribed "For the most beautiful." Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite each claimed the apple as their own. Paris judged the quarrel and awarded the apple to Aph ...

(5 pages) 162 1 3.1 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Zeus Greek god

e of them were from his "legal" wives. His children were Athene, Ares, Hephaistos, Hebe, Ailithyia, Aphrodite, Persephone, Hermes, Dionysos, Erse, Hekate, the twins Apollon and Artemis, the three Fate ...

(2 pages) 111 2 3.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Greek Gods in the Iliad

hand, Zeus's wife, Hera, displayed the more typical actions of a god. After Paris, a Trojan, judged Aphrodite the fairest over Hera, and, after her daughter Hebe was replaced as cupbearer to the gods ... nly because Apollo and Artemis were on the Trojan side, their mother, Leto, also helped the Trojans.Aphrodite, obviously supporting Paris's judgement, sided with the Trojans. Although she was insignif ...

(4 pages) 130 0 3.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

A made-up dispute between Hephaestus & Aphrodite

As Hephaestus was walking down Rhea Street on Mount Olympus, he noticed his wife, Aphrodite, kissing Hermes, the messenger-God, next to the area's one and only Burger God (very well- ... ught, Hephaestus made his way home, being absolutely sure not to look in the direction of the scene Aphrodite and Hermes was putting on for all the gods to see; however, it was not easy.After several ... es was putting on for all the gods to see; however, it was not easy.After several hours of waiting, Aphrodite finally came home--and Hephaestus was there waiting for her. It was now dark, so she fumbl ...

(5 pages) 31 0 4.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Bible god vs. Iliad Gods.

hand, Zeus's wife, Hera, displayed the more typical actions of a god. After Paris, a Trojan, judged Aphrodite the fairest over Hera, and, after her daughter Hebe was replaced as cupbearer to the gods ... inly because Apollo and Artemis were on the Trojan side, their mother, Leto, also helped theTrojans.Aphrodite, obviously supporting Paris's judgement, sided with the Trojans. Although she was insignif ...

(4 pages) 80 0 2.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

A chapter-to-chapter study summary of Aristophanes' Greek comedy "Lysistrata", exploring the aspects of the 'Tragic Cycle'

have the women, both Athenian and Spartan, swear an oath to undergo her 'strike' plan, swearing by Aphrodite that they would keep their word. They perform a small religious practice consuming strong ...

(6 pages) 103 0 3.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

General Study on Greek Mythology

s, the bitter jealousy of Juno and her attempts to thwart Zeus's pursuits, the mischievous games of Aphrodite and Cupid, the heroic journeys of numerous mortals to destroy multiple headed evil monster ...

(3 pages) 81 0 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Limestone Statue of Aphrodite Holding Winged Eros

ue stands at about forty-nine and three-fourths inches tall, which is a little over four feet tall. Aphrodite has an oval face. Also, Aphrodite is wearing a lot of drapery that covers her entire body ... ot of drapery that covers her entire body and goes over her shoulders, which makes her look modest. Aphrodite is also wearing a long hat, or what it appears to look like a round crown, which is decora ...

(7 pages) 63 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

The Revolution of Aphrodite De Knidos(this paper is supposed to be on how the image of the naked female had shifted considerably after the creation of Aphrodite de Knidos)

The sculpturor, Praxiteles raised this controversial issue by making the first nude female called "Aphrodite De Knidos" at around 340 BCE during the Late Classical period. This idea turned art master ... to create and sustain an ordered society, ensuring the safety of the city-state.According to Pliny, Aphrodite de Knidos' bare feminine allure was undeniably distracting. Aphrodite de Knidos was a dist ...

(3 pages) 80 2 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Ceremony of Initiation for a Coven - an example of modern witchcraft, otherwise known as Wicca.

ionPerson AHear the words of the Threefold Goddess, who of old was called Artemis, Astarte, Dianna, Aphrodite, Ceridwen, Isis, Arionrhod, Brigid, Aradia, and many other names:Whenever you have need of ...

(9 pages) 37 0 4.1 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Paranormality & Spirituality

Contrast the relationships Aphrodite/Venus has with males, human or divine, with those that Athene has. Do you think Athene's approach was more "successful"?

The very nature of the birth of Athene and Aphrodite serves as a blueprint for their relationships with males. Athene is a parthenogenetic crea ... father Zeus's head. She is of the mind, action that follows careful reflection of cause and effect. Aphrodite was born out of the semen that surrounded her father's severed genitals after Kronos had t ... ying of a females belt could represent both intercourse and childbirth" (Blundell 34). In contrast, Aphrodite's belt is loosely tied, even lent out to work its 'aphrodisic' magic such as recorded in H ...

(10 pages) 56 0 4.4 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

La Belle et la Bete: Beauty and the Beast as a retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche

d, in the popular Disney version he is initially a handsome prince who is turned into a beast by an Aphrodite-like fairy as a punishment for his pride. Like the Beast, it is Psyche's and her family's ... pride that causes her downfall. Psyche is worshipped for her beauty and is exalted to the level of Aphrodite herself. Because of both character's appearance and knowledge of their beauty, they are pu ...

(3 pages) 20 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Parallels Between Greek and Egyptian Creation Goddesses

major creation goddesses for the Egyptians are Hathor whose responsibilities the Greeks placed upon Aphrodite and Hera, Neith whose duties became those of Athena, Artemis, and Gaia, and finally Nut, w ... Rhea, and Hera.Hathor, the Golden One was the goddess of love and when she is compared with Golden Aphrodite and Hera of the Golden Throne it is evident that, although they originated in two differen ...

(7 pages) 79 0 2.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Greek Gods/Dieties Includes Specifics about: Zeus, Where gods resided, Lower gods, Why they were important, & Gods in General (Bibliographic Sources Included)

ybe a few names of popular gods will. Zeus, the high god, ruled over all the gods (Greece over...). Aphrodite, the goddess of love, ruled over the powers of love and affection (MacDonald...61). Anothe ... ls that ruled Ancient Greece, their leader was Zeus, a few lower gods were Athena, Atremis, Apollo, Aphrodite, and Hermes, he gods ruled from Mount Olympus and they were a huge part of Greek life.

(2 pages) 33 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Trojan War

thena still resented Paris for not giving them the Apple of Discord, so they helped the Greek side. Aphrodite assisted the Trojans. Zeus also favored the Trojans, but tried to remain neutral. Eris and ... soldiers. King Priam and almost all of the other Trojan chiefs were killed. Only Aeneas, the son of Aphrodite, and a Trojan royal named Anchise escaped.Most of the Trojan women were enslaved. Cassandr ...

(2 pages) 26 0 3.7 Jan/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Character list for Homer's "The Iliad"

to unite behind him to reclaim Helen. Menelaus fiercely fights Paris, yet fails to kill him because Aphrodite pulls a deus ex machina to save him. It should be noted that Menelaus is similar to Paris ... to be Greece's most courageous warrior by attacking two Olympians. First, Diomedes cut the hand of Aphrodite as she attempts to help her son Aeneas. Later on, Diomedes, encouraged and aided by the He ...

(2 pages) 32 1 3.7 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

The Trojan War: Gods

ngs profoundly influenced the outcome of any story or war."Ares, god of war, always took sides with Aphrodite; while Poseidon, Lord of the Sea, favored the Greeks, a sea people, always great sailors." ...

(2 pages) 885 0 1.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

The Human-like Qualities of Immortals

nly shows that they too have feelings, but also relates them more to humans. The immortals Demeter, Aphrodite, Poseidon, and Zeus are just a few of the many who use their strength and influence to ben ... lmost everyone I know has strong feelings about one thing or another, the same goes for the goddess Aphrodite. Though she has strong feelings of despise for a completely different reason, Aphrodite tr ...

(3 pages) 25 0 4.6 Mar/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Presence of Gods in "The Iliad"

his helmet, the novel states that “Menelaus now would in fact have pulled him all the way, had Aphrodite with her clear eye not perceived him – and she snapped that band of oxhide.” Mos ... os did not understand how it happened. So, when Homer wrote the story, he used the explanation that Aphrodite had come down from Mount Olympus to help him. Just imagine a godly, beautiful figure swoop ...

(3 pages) 17 1 0.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

The Goddess Of Love: Aphrodite

Aphrodite: the Goddess of Love Introduction L-O-V-E can mean many things to people. There ar ... rol of love. They believed that a woman of great beauty was the goddess of love and they called her Aphrodite, Venus in Roman mythology. They believed that she was the goddess of love, beauty, and des ... other of many. She was the forbidden fruit every man had to have a bite from.Her Birthplace Aphrodite's birth has many origins. From religion to religion, her birth happens differently or she ...

(5 pages) 43 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology