Essays Tagged: "greek myth"

This essay is about the Greek God of Art, Apollo. This goes into detail about the life and times of Apollo and what he encountered along the way.

Greek myth is comprised of many Gods and Goddesses and the stories of how they came to be and of the ... e was Apollo, the son of Zeus and Leto, was associated with many aspects of life in the time of the Greek gods. He was the God of reason and intelligence, music (the lyre), prophecy, medicine and the ... ligence, music (the lyre), prophecy, medicine and the sun.Apollo is in many respects the model of a Greek god. He represents order, harmony, and civilization in a way that most other Olympian deities ...

(6 pages) 110 1 4.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Greek And Celtic Myths

his home.Chronologically and geographically distant, Apuleius second century record of the original Greek myth of Cupid and Psyche also relates a story of amorous pursuit. In Apuleius account Psyche i ... his home.Chronologically and geographically distant, Apuleius second century record of the original Greek myth of Cupid and Psyche also relates a story of amorous pursuit. In Apuleius account Psyche i ...

(20 pages) 112 0 4.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

The Daedalus Myth. Analytical paper on James Joyce and. "The Artist as a Young Man"

individual philosophy.James Joyce chose the name Stephen Dedalus to link his hero with the mythical Greek hero, Daedalus. In Greek myth, Daedalus was an architect, inventor, and artisan. By request of ...

(11 pages) 214 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Creatures Of Anciant Greece.

of monsters having the head, arms, and trunk of a man and the body and legs of a horse.Cerberus-In Greek myth Cerberus was a horrific dog who stood watch at the gates of Hades, the world of the dead. ... nd then used the thread to find his way out of the maze.Pegasus-Pegasus is a mighty winged horse of Greek myth. According to legend, Pegasus sprang forth from drops of blood when Perseus cut off the h ...

(2 pages) 54 1 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Atlantis the Lost Civilization

lth, beauty, and economy. But was it really a city? Did it ever exist, or was it just another great Greek myth? Some researchers believe that Atlantis was similar to the Garden of Eden - a marvelous a ... there really was an Atlantis, may never be found.The source of Atlantis's story came from Plato, a Greek philosopher who lived from circa 427 to 347 BC. He was known as the "father of Western thought ...

(8 pages) 74 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Greek Ideals are Universal Ideals.

The three main ideals of Greek Myth include Arete, Hospitality, and Hardwork. All these characteristics separately are noble ... forth by Poseidon, Athena, and Circe.Ideals are what define humans and contrast them with the Gods. Greek Ideals have a universal applicability that make them eternal truths.

(2 pages) 110 2 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Commentary on Yeats' poem, "Leda and the Swan".

Leda and the SwanIn the sonnet "Leda and the Swan", W.B Yeats retells the Greek myth of Leda's rape by Zeus, as he uses diction to emphasize the divinity of Zeus, and the hel ...

(2 pages) 67 1 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A complete description of the Greek god Hermes.

HermesEnglish/Greek MythologyHermes the messenger of gods; this is the title given to one of the most fascinating ... k mythology. Hermes (also called Mercury) is a god that is a big symbol for many things today. This Greek god is one out of a variety of the characters in stories that have changed the way we look at ... e. Hermes is also depicted a great deal in art and in pottery.Hermes performed many great things in Greek Literature that people like Homer and Apollonius wrote about. He may have tricked some people ...

(2 pages) 108 3 4.3 Oct/2003

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

The Many Poetic Twists of Icarus as portrayed in Edward Field's "Icarus," William Carlos Williams' "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus," and Muriel Rukeyser's "Waiting for Icarus."

Icarus is a character in Greek myth. According to the myth he and his father fly with wings that his father made out of wax a ... is more about the fall of a romance, while the first two are about the insignificant fall of a hero.Greek mythology is one medium, where people typically come to their own conclusions. The three poets ...

(3 pages) 80 1 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Titian, One of the greatest Artists of the High Renesance.

paintings. He did do portraits of famous people, but his love of painting centered in the region of Greek Mythology (mainly the beautiful goddess Venus) and his deep belief in the Christian Faith. The ... paintings that portray most of these aspects was The Rape of Europe. This painting was based on the Greek Myth about the God Zeus trying to seduce the ever beautiful goddess Europe. Although Zeus was ...

(2 pages) 35 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Leda and the swan

e the indifferent beak could let her drop?"Leda and the Swan" by William Butler Yeats is based on a Greek myth. The story reveals the rape of a young woman by a swan. Leda was the wife of Tynadareus, ... e daughter of Thestios, and the mother of Castor, Clytemnestra, Pollux, and Helen. In this poem the Greek god Zeus takes the form of a swan and has his way with Leda. The rape produces two children (P ...

(10 pages) 85 1 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Images and Symbolic Meaning

Icarus is a character in Greek myth who while flying with wings of wax and feathers made by his father, attempted to escape K ... ced" (line 13-16) which further proves the insignificance of Icarus' fall to the society around him.Greek mythology is one medium where people typically come to their own conclusions. The four poets d ...

(2 pages) 47 0 0.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This is a close reading aka analysis of the poem "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus" by William Carlos Williams.

s", by William Carlos Williams, portrays in writing the painting by Brueghel. The piece depicts the Greek myth of the tragedy of Icarus, a boy who flew too close to the sun with wax wings and fell int ...

(2 pages) 42 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A critique of scenery in Branagh's movie version of Much Ado About Nothing.

A Greek To Do In Kenneth Branagh's film adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, sce ... Nothing, scenery, costume, casting and music come together to create a film with a distinct aura of Greek myth. Much Ado About Nothing is set in Tuscany, Italy. The set is designed to be both i ... od for the house, and lots of greenery, statues and fountains in the surrounding area, another very Greek aspect. The majority of the costumes in this film are white, a color with connotations ...

(3 pages) 31 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Mythology/Religion Comparative Essay

What should we believe in according to science or Greek mythology? My belief is that everything in this universe happens because of natural forces, an ... s that everything in this universe happens because of natural forces, and not by gods or goddesses. Greek mythology is just traditional tales of the Ancient Greece that tells stories of how the world ... es of the Ancient Greece that tells stories of how the world and everything in it came to be.The Greeks had a very different idea of how the world was created. I believe that the universe was creat ...

(2 pages) 122 5 4.5 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

Analysis of John Keats' "On the Sonnet"

es his message more than clear.He starts the poem with an allusion to Andromeda, "who, according to Greek myth, was chained to a rock so that she would be devoured by a sea monster" (Norton 799). He u ...

(3 pages) 17635 0 4.3 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"Apollo and Daphne" painting

"Apollo and Daphne" is a Greek myth about tainted love. There are many paintings and sculptures on the subject of Apollo and ... subject. She is in the middle and everything else behind her and Apollo are lighter in value.In the Greek Myth it says that Cupid's ego got hurt when Apollo said to him that bows and arrows should be ... n in Florence. It is interesting that he incorporated his own realistic visual account into the old Greek myth. It adds his personal signature to the painting. "Central to the development of Renaissan ...

(5 pages) 68 0 4.5 Mar/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Choose at least two scenes from the play, and explain how they illustrate how Rita changes as the play progresses.

itish history for women and their access to continue learning after leaving school.'Pygmalion' is a Greek myth and play. The character Pygmalion is a sculptor who falls in love with a statue he has ma ...

(6 pages) 35 1 5.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Oedipus - A Freud and Aristole View

"Oedipus the King" by Sophocles has been considered one of the greatest Greek tragedies. It is a Greek myth that may have been inspired by real events and people. With that ...

(2 pages) 25 0 2.5 Jun/2007

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

Atlantis

it what they believe it to be.AtlantisDid Atlantis really ever exist, or was it just another great Greek myth? Some researchers believe that Atlantis was similar to the Garden of Eden - a marvelous a ... beginning of time, when the immortal gods divided the world among themselves to rule, Poseidon (the Greek God of the Sea) received the continent of Atlantis. It was here that he chose his mortal wife ...

(6 pages) 21 1 3.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology