Essays Tagged: "Zeus"

Aquarius. Viewing and history

r from an urn. Aquarius is identified with Ganymede, a beautiful young shepherd who was abducted by Zeus and taken to Mount Olympus to be the cup bearer for the gods. Stars: Sadalmelik: ...

(2 pages) 66 0 4.9 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy


k mythology. This ability to change shape or form is a major development in the stories of Arachne, Zeus, and Daphne. Almost all of the gods had the power of metamorphosis. The first story was ... is how the Greeks explained the way spiders came to be. Another example of metamorphosis is Zeus. Zeus was the king of all gods. He had probably the most changes in Greek mythology. He was alw ...

(2 pages) 121 0 3.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

The Fate of Patroclus in The Iliad

r or merely a scratch from an arrow, was wounded or killed during the progression of the story. For Zeus' son, Sarpedon, it was a spear through the heart, and for Hector, it was the bronze of the migh ... life was taken by the mighty Hector's spear, who was truly liable for his death? Could it have been Zeus or Hector or the mighty Achilles to blame for this horrible death? The intricate story line of ...

(4 pages) 107 1 4.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Greek Mythology. The Ancient Gods.

y 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 Apollo urged all Greeks to follow these word ... swaddling cloths and passed it off as the baby to Cronus, who swallowed it.The surviving child was Zeus. He was the lord of the sky and the rain god. His weapon was a thunderbolt which he threw at th ...

(4 pages) 155 0 4.1 Mar/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Justice in the Orestia. A look at the contrasting views of justice in Greece, and the transition to a deliberative for of justice.

mother and child was broken when Orestes murdered Clytaemnestra. Marriage, arguably, is a tenant of Zeus and the Olympians. In the old order of things, family is by blood only. A husband and wife have ... of legitimate definitions of justice. The ancient gods support Clytaemnestra and her actions, while Zeus, by means of Apollo, supports Orestes. The clash between deities sets the stage for the emergen ...

(6 pages) 194 1 3.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Myth Book Report

d worthy to rule the rest.II. Point of View:Omniscient point of viewIII. Characters:Zeus - Zeus is the ruler of the universe. At one point in the story Zeus was Jealous of others' pow ... Zeus is the ruler of the universe. At one point in the story Zeus was Jealous of others' powers. Zeus also had a bad temper and was mad at Prometheus for stealing heavens fire and chained Prometheu ...

(5 pages) 84 0 3.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The Olympic Athlete

n noted since ancient times. The ancient Olympic Games, part of a major religious festival honoring Zeus, the chief Greek god, were the biggest events in their world. They were the scenes of political ...

(2 pages) 63 0 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Alexander the Great

C, in Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia. Hisparents were Philip II and Olympia. Some say that Zeus was his father but it is probably just amyth. Aristotle taught Alexander in his early teen year ... ip to the great temple and oracle of Amon-Ra,Egyptian god of the sun, whom the Greeks identified as Zeus. The earlier Egyptian pharaohs werebelieved to be sons of Amon-Ra; and Alexander, the new ruler ...

(3 pages) 193 1 3.6 Mar/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History


s felt it his job to protect his creation. In doing so, he gave fire to man that he had stolen from Zeus. From Prometheus's actions he suffered for the rest of eternity. When Victor Frankenstein made ... d body-parts', to become a being. The choice he made would haunt him for the rest of his life. When Zeus finds out that Prometheus has stolen his fire, he took Prometheus to a top of a mountain and ch ...

(2 pages) 116 0 4.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Zeus Greek god

Zeus was the supreme god of the Olympians. He is the ruler of the sky. He is represented by the eagl ... He is represented by the eagle and the thunderbolt. He could control the weather, clouds and wind. Zeus is represented as the god of justice and mercy, the protector f the weak, and the punisher of t ... s the god of justice and mercy, the protector f the weak, and the punisher of the wicked.Cronus was Zeus's father. Poseidon and Hades were Zeus's older brothers. Zeus was the youngest son. Cronus was ...

(2 pages) 111 2 3.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

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.

wn.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 was to patrol the beaches of Crete ...

(5 pages) 221 2 4.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Essay Comparing the Religions of the Modern to Thoose of the Ancient Greeks As Representated in the Odyssey

the gods. The goddess Athena, goddess of war and wisdom, is discussing the matter of Odysseus with Zeus, the head god and god of sky (Homer 10). Of course these are not the only Greek gods and goddes ...

(3 pages) 114 0 2.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Friday - The Movie

omics like Bernie Mac, John Whitherspoon, and Fazion Love bring big laughs to the big screen. Tiny "Zeus" Lester, Nia Long and Regina King do there part as well, to serve up laughs. It is so important ...

(3 pages) 106 1 3.3 Apr/2002

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

Report on "The Odyssey", by Homer

reverence to his kindness and to be polite. Telemachos is very complimentary to his host by saying 'Zeus must have such a place' when referring to menelaos' house. He does this to let him know that he ... good indication that the swineherd is a good host. Odysseus returns this kindness by saying 'I pray Zeus may bless you as I do, for the honour you have done' as a way to show his thankfulness and his ...

(5 pages) 91 1 4.3 Feb/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

The Odyssey

nd deadly.The gods, godesses, and creatures in The Odyssey on many occations proved to be powerful. Zeus, leader of the gods, was a prime example of this. When, "Zeus the lord of cloud roused in the n ... hips, and driving veils/ of squall"(p.444, 66-68) , many of Odysseus men died. Another account when Zeus was very powerful was, "Zeus Cronion piled a thunderhead above the ship....then the squall stru ...

(2 pages) 138 1 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Greek Gods in the Iliad

n the equation of Homer's Iliad.The gods picked who they would favour for different reasons. Except Zeus: As the symbol of supreme authority and justice, he makes judgement calls as to the other gods' ... n't seem to get caught up in picking favourites. Even when his own son, Sarpedon, was about to die, Zeus chose to let the outcome go unaltered.On the other hand, Zeus's wife, Hera, displayed the more ...

(4 pages) 130 0 3.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Athena, the Godess of Wisdom

hena was an important member of the Olympic pantheon. She was born fully armed from the forehead of Zeus, the chief god. Athena was Zeus's favorite child. He entrusted her with the Aegis, his breastpl ... whose people would worship that particular god or goddess above all others. It happened that great Zeus, the king and ruler of all the gods, had found a spot on earth that appeared absolutely ideal f ...

(5 pages) 112 1 4.2 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology

lly. In Homer's epic poem, The Iliad, the intervention of such divine powers as Athena, Apollo, and Zeus play significant roles in the lives of the characters and the events of the Greek-Trojan War.At ... s are saved from Achilles' wrath (290).An additional god that intervenes in the Greek-Trojan War is Zeus. Zeus is not only the most powerful god in The Iliad, but he also plays the most influential ro ...

(7 pages) 254 0 4.2 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

The Fate of King Oedipus

out the whole play there are references made to many of theancient Greek Gods, for example, Apollo, Zeus, Dionysis, and Artemis arediscussed quite often. In ancient Greece the people believed that if ...

(4 pages) 140 0 3.3 Apr/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"The Odyssey" by Homer

importunate suitors of his wife Penelope and reestablishes himself in his kingdom.Athena appeals to Zeus for permission to help Odysseus reach home. Odysseus's home in Ithaca is overrun with suitors w ... his return to Ithaca. Penelopeia learns of Telemachos's leaving and is upset.Athena again pleads to Zeus for Odysseus's release. Zeus sends Hermes to Calypso with orders that she release Odysseus. Cal ...

(7 pages) 97 1 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology