Essays Tagged: "Greek mythology"


Metamorphosis Metamorphosis is a key element in Greek mythology. This ability to change shape or form is a major development in the stories of Arach ... e had lost, so she went and hung herself. She soon shriveled up and had eight legs. That is how the Greeks explained the way spiders came to be. Another example of metamorphosis is Zeus. Zeus ... xample of metamorphosis is Zeus. Zeus was the king of all gods. He had probably the most changes in Greek mythology. He was always changing to get a girl to marry him. The most important change was wh ...

(2 pages) 121 0 3.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Greek Mythology. The Ancient Gods.

Greek MythologyThe ancient Greeks used stories containing God's to explain the way life was. Often t ... he way life was. Often times there were lessons to be learned that described human behavior. To the Greeks the myths were looked at as examples of good and bad behavior and its effects. they worshippe ... e Gods and tried not to offend them in any way. The story of creation is a prime example of how the Greeks viewed the heavens and the earth. Zeus was the king of the sky, earth, and men. Zeus' son Apo ...

(4 pages) 155 0 4.1 Mar/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Hercules' 12 Labors

Hercules Hercules, in Greek mythology, was a hero known for his strength and courage and for his legendary adventures. Her ... n for his strength and courage and for his legendary adventures. Hercules is the Roman name for the Greek hero Heracles. He was the son of the god Zeus and a human mother Alcmene, wife of the Theban g ... e was approved by Hera and married to Hebe, goddess of youth. Hercules was worshipped by the Greeks as both a god and a mortal hero. In Italy, he was worshipped as a god of merchants and trader ...

(4 pages) 70 0 3.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Shakespeare. How he influences me.

r-old Christian boy. I did not like it and I did not know why.I did not think we should be studying Greek mythology either. I thought, "Why study myth when there were so many valuable facts to be lear ...

(7 pages) 60 0 3.0 Oct/1996

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

Just Say No, But Say it Loudly!

JUST SAY NO!But say it loudly!!A profile of cocaine and it's effects on two lives Greek mythology tells of a young god, Morpheus, god of dreams.Morpheus planted a special purple flow ...

(3 pages) 54 0 3.7 Dec/1995

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

The title is simply "Artificial Intelligence." It is about Artificial Intelligence and the basic aspects of it, but does not go into great mathematical detail.

reached for AI to operate on its own.The earliest roots of Artificial Intelligence can be found in Greek mythology. As a present from Zeus to Europa, Hepheastus made Talos, a man of bronze whose duty ...

(5 pages) 221 2 4.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology

- -The gods and goddesses that the Greek people believe in make up the Greek mythology studied today. These divine characters represent ... t a family living on Mount Olympus who intervene frequently in the lives of the human characters in Greek plays. They are omnipresent, for they are always observing mans actions and working through hu ... thena, Apollo, and Zeus play significant roles in the lives of the characters and the events of the Greek-Trojan War.Athena plays a very influential role in the Greek-Trojan War. She is the most const ...

(7 pages) 254 0 4.2 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Comparison Between The Metamorphosis, by Kafka, and metamorphosis, by Salvatore Dali

of this landscape with precise accuracy, striving to make his paintings as realistic as possible.In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a beautiful young youth, who fell in love with his own reflection, an ...

(4 pages) 148 0 3.8 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Marketing and history of the new Air Jordans

$200?A Brief History of NikeNIKE, pronounced NI-KEY, is the winged goddess of victory according to Greek mythology. She sat at the side of Zeus, the ruler of the Olympic pantheon, in Olympus. A mysti ... presence, symbolizing victorious encounters, NIKE presided over history's earliest battlefields. A Greek would say, "When we go to battle and win, we say it is NIKE." Synonymous with honored conquest ...

(10 pages) 219 0 4.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Ancient greek heroes

The Irony of Being A Hero Heroes played many roles in Greek mythology, where several people were tried and admired in a variety of ways. The Greeks consid ... ferent individuals. A hero to one person may be a villain to another. The motifs of heroic myths in Greek Mythology contain heroes that can be viewed as heroes or villains. The mythological hero, Herc ... eroic because of his supernatural strength. He also may have been a role model to young lads in the Greek times. Jason is also a hero that may also be portrayed as a villain. Jason is a hero because h ...

(2 pages) 136 3 2.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Canova's "Perseus with Head of Medusa"

Perseus with the Head of Medusa:This piece, made to replicate the Greek classical style, stands tall above entrance to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This sculpture, ... the beast-woman, Medusa, is from eons before, however, the artist chose to recreate this scene from Greek mythology. In addition, Canova uses many techniques that were used by Greek sculptors, he use ...

(1 pages) 82 0 3.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

How Egyptian and Greek culture is reflected through their respective mythology

the Earth and the SkyThe separation of earth and sky are dealt with differently in the Egyptian and Greek mythology stories. This separation must occur to allow the development of the offspring of the ... ain this balance and order by the sacrificing of his own family when they upset the balance. In the Greek mythology the gods were humanlike and showed the strengths and weaknesses of man. Ancient Gree ...

(5 pages) 213 3 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Essay on the "Birth of Venus" a painting by Sandro Botticelli in the Early Renaissance

ng of Birth of Venus, the Italian Renaissance had begun; Italians were intrigued with the classical Greek and Roman mythology as well as its works of art. The story of Venus goes back thousands of yea ... School in Florence. At this time a school of though called Neo- Platonism was popular. The ancient Greek philosopher Plato believed that men should strive for perfection in all aspects of one's life. ...

(4 pages) 242 0 3.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Richard Adam's use of mythology in his novel "Watership Down"

ons where mythology has been used. Also, there are many different forms of mythology. Such forms as Greek mythology and many people also see the bible and the stories in it as a form of mythology. In ... p to, and believe that they will receive some kind of blessing for being one of their followers. In Greek mythology one of these great leaders was Zeus the king of the gods for the Greeks, and Mars th ...

(5 pages) 42 0 4.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

How gods intervene in mortals' lives, and how fate and free will are not mutually exclusive and they both go on throughout "The Odyssey".

ally have control over our lives, or are there higher beings controlling our lives? When we look at Greek Mythology we often run into the gods of that era. Sometimes they are merely backdrops to the h ... harmoniously, this I believe is the happy medium between fate and free will.Fate has a place in the Greek world but its place is not the same as it is in other scenarios or worlds. It is important to ...

(6 pages) 107 2 3.9 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Greek and Norse Mythology.

Greek mythology and Roman mythology are almost identical. This is an accepted fact, as it is widely ... ogy are almost identical. This is an accepted fact, as it is widely known that the Romans stole the Greek myths. However, it is very interesting to note that the mythology of the Vikings (Norse) has m ... s very interesting to note that the mythology of the Vikings (Norse) has many similarities with the Greek myths. These myths are, by no means, identical to the Greek ones (like the Roman ones are), bu ...

(2 pages) 63 0 4.7 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Religions found in literary works and across the world.

ok by Hermann Hesse, it shows a variation between Buddhism and atheist. In The Odyssey, a book by a Greek poet Homer, it shows the belief in Greek Mythology and Polytheism. In Emerson's essay he varie ... ways, but in other ways are completely different.In The Odyssey, the characters believe in mythical Greek gods, and Titans who rule the human world. Gods are constantly interrupting and controlling pe ...

(2 pages) 35 0 4.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

To Clone or Not to Clone.

ing, or any cloning, is unethical and against god's will. However, Kelves states that "Daedalus, of Greek mythology, was the first biological inventor responsible for the procreation of Minotaur. If D ...

(2 pages) 101 2 4.6 Sep/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

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

Simon the prophet.

Simon the prophet English authors often allude to Greek mythology and the Bible in their writing. Frequently readers come across a reference to Jesus ... nsiderate human and he shows that through the kindhearted ways he makes lads feel. Sometimes Greek mythology and works of the Bible are used in writing to enhance the quality of the character i ...

(2 pages) 30 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History