Essays Tagged: "Thetis"

The Trojan War

The Trojan War started after an incident at the wedding feast of Peleus, the king of Thessaly, and Thetis, a sea goddess. All the gods and goddesses of Mt. Olympus had been invited except Eris, the g ...

(5 pages) 162 1 3.1 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Mythological Heroes

Achilles and Hercules.        Achilles was born to King Peleus and the sea-nymph Thetis. SoonafterAchilles was born his mother dipped him in the River Styx, she was told, by ...

(6 pages) 125 0 3.0 Jan/1994

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Pelion, The city of wonders

ruction in the proper care of body and soul. Here, too, the first beauty contest took place between Thetis and Eris.'Many leaved' Pelion was an inspiration to Homer, Pindar and Euripides but also to t ...

(5 pages) 44 0 3.5 Jan/1997

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Achilles as the Anti-Hero in Homer's "Iliad." Is Achilles' behavior justified, and does he change by the end of the story?

her than stay and fight with his own people. Returning to his tent, Achilles calls upon his mother, Thetis, a goddess, to beg Zeus for one favor:'Persuade him, somehow, to help the Trojan cause, / to ... s own people suffer as he watches makes his disgusting behavior incomprehensible.Zeus complies with Thetis' request, and the Trojans eventually force the Achaeans back to their ships. After many great ...

(4 pages) 106 0 4.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Essay: Achilles the greek god

s was a boy, the seer Calchas prophesied that the city of Troy could not be taken without his help. Thetis knew that, if her son went to Troy, he would die an early death, so she sent him to the court ...

(2 pages) 73 1 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Achilles:hero or coward

and fight with his own people, the Acheans. Returning to his tent, Achilleus calls upon his mother, Thetis, a goddess, to ask Zeus for one favor:Sit beside him and take his knees and remind him of the ... s own people suffer as he watches makes his disgusting behavior incomprehensible.Zeus complies with Thetis' request, and the Trojans eventually force the Achaians back to their ships. After many great ...

(7 pages) 48 0 2.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Plot Synopsis of "Clash of the Titans."

cast into the sea. This action enrages Zeus, who orders Poseidon to release the Kraken. The goddess Thetis informs the other gods that Zeus is the father of Danae's child. The monstrous Kraken causes ... ely to Seraphos, a desert island, where Perseus grows to manhood. As Zeus gloats over his fine son, Thetis begs mercy for her own child, Calibos, whom Zeus has inflicted with hideous deformity in puni ...

(3 pages) 14 0 0.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Achilles, the mightiest of the Greek warriors.

Achilles' mother was Thetis, a Goddess who wanted her son to be immortal because he was half mortal. Thetis is said to ha ...

(2 pages) 22 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Achilles' shield symbolism: "The Illiad"

ollowing the death of his good friend Patroclus. His "terrible, wrenching cry" disturbs his mother, Thetis, and she comes quickly to see what the problem is. When she realizes her son's pain, and desi ... tor, she also recognizes that he will need new armor, for Hector currently flaunts Achilles' armor. Thetis returns one day later with fine armor crafted by the metal smith Hephaestus. Hephaestus has f ...

(2 pages) 24 0 0.0 May/2006

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

Achilles, The Hero: "The Iliad"

a more reserved and thoughtful man by the end of the Iliad. Achilles is a semi-god because his mom, Thetis, is a goddess and his father, Peleus, is a mortal. Achilles shows the greatest military skill ... hilles has stopped helping the Argives in their battle against Troy because he is mad at Agamemnon. Thetis warns Achilles that if he returns to the battle instead of going home he will die under Troy' ...

(3 pages) 65 0 3.7 Jun/2006

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

Fall Of Troy

o attack his foot in the one spot where he could be hurt his heel. He died by them. His weapon that Thetis had brought him from Hephaestus was the most factor that caused Ajax died.For the sake of arm ...

(3 pages) 7 0 5.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Fall Of Troy

o attack his foot in the one spot where he could be hurt his heel. He died by them. His weapon that Thetis had brought him from Hephaestus was the most factor that caused Ajax died.For the sake of arm ...

(3 pages) 705 0 5.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

TROY: A heroic Tale

ek mythology, Achilles was known as a great warrior. He was the son of a mortal named Peleus and of Thetis, a daughter of the sea god. Woven into mythology is the tale of how Thetis attempted to make ... at the water touched on the boy became immortal, unable to be harmed. Unfortunately, the ankle that Thetis held him by remained dry, therefore becoming Achilles only weakness.The story of the epic Gre ...

(7 pages) 35 1 4.5 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

The iliad

razy plan because even his own mother says that he will die if he ends up succeeding with his plan."Thetis wept and answered, Then my son, is your end near at hand-for your own death awaits you full s ... waits you full soon after that of Hector." I think that the message there is that things happen and Thetis thinks that Achilles should not put the burden on Hector in fear that he may endanger himself ...

(3 pages) 21 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Achilleus

AchilleusAchilleus leader of the Achaians and son of Peleus a mortal king and The sea-goddess Thetis is an important character of the Iliad. Achilleus is a well-respected warrior; the Achaians n ... eus portrays to be well-respected, heartless, and sympathetic towards elders. The son of Peleus and Thetis proves to be all of these things in many different books of the Iliad.

(1 pages) 374 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Achilleus

AchilleusAchilleus leader of the Achaians and son of Peleus a mortal king and The sea-goddess Thetis is an important character of the Iliad. Achilleus is a well-respected warrior; the Achaians n ... eus portrays to be well-respected, heartless, and sympathetic towards elders. The son of Peleus and Thetis proves to be all of these things in many different books of the Iliad.

(1 pages) 4 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Eris

involved in is that of the golden apple. It all started off in a wedding, the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, to be precis. Apparently, someone forgot to invite the goddess of discord (Eris) to the fest ... s she just showed up at the wedding anyway, with mayhem on her mind. When she arrived, the goddess (Thetis) tossed a golden apple into the crowed of famous faces. This tempting and wanted apple was ta ...

(3 pages) 1099 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Achilles in Homer's The Odyssey: A Character Analysis

teals Achilles' prized possession, Briseis, illustrates Achilles immaturity. He runs to his mother, Thetis, and asks her to have Zeus, the god of gods, return a favor owed to her by making the Trojans ...

(5 pages) 6 0 0.0 Nov/2012

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature