Greek mythology Essay Topics

Ancient Greeks: the Achaeans and the Trojans

Since the years of the ancient Greeks such as the Achaeans and the Trojans, there have been many changes, developments, and inventions. It is clear that we as a nation have transformed into a more modern world through our rapidly progressing technology, but have we really changed through our behaviors? The ancient Greeks were big… View Article

Achilles

Achilles possesses superhuman strength and has a close relationship with the gods; he has all the marks of a great warrior, and indeed is proved to be the mightiest man in the Achaean army. At the beginning his mind is calm and collected, he stands up justly for the men around him and shows understanding… View Article

The Elements and Functions of Goddesses

From as far as we can remember there have been myths about Gods and Goddesses that have been passed from generation to generation. These myths were derived within several different cultures and places yet many are very similar. Although there are some similarities in these myths there are also differences as well. Therefore a thorough… View Article

The role and Significance of Hubris in the fall of Jason

As is archetypal to all Greek tragedies, ‘Medea’ by Euripides chronicles the downfall of a noble hero, Jason, as a result of a combination of factors like fate, hubris and the will of the gods. In ‘Medea’, the hubris of the main character, Jason, was his pride. This drove him to betray his wife Medea’s… View Article

Hades and Persephone

Hades, meaning “the unseen” was the ancient Greek god of the underworld. In Greek mythology, Hades is the oldest male child of Cronus and Rhea. According to myth, he and his brothers Zeus and Poseidon defeated the Titans and claimed rulership over the cosmos, ruling the underworld, air, and sea, respectively. Hades, god of the… View Article

The Role of the Women in Greek Mythology

In the text Mythology by Edith Hamilton, women are portrayed as being property and objects. During this time women were seen to be not as “good” as men. They saw perfection in relationships between men and young male adults as the best relationships to have. However, homosexuality was frowned upon. Men were considered knowledgeable and… View Article

Hippolytus: Greek Tragedy Study

The Greek tragedy of Hippolytus, by Euripides, focuses on the title character’s story, as well as many others around him. The story takes place in the Greek coastal town of Troezen. Hippolytus is the bastard son of Theseus, the king of Athens. At the beginning of the play, Aphrodite, the Goddess of love, explains that… View Article

Medea Greek Mythology

When Medea decides to take matters in to her own hands, about punishing the people who have done wrong to her, she is accused of wanting not justice—vengeance. Because I am not a native of neither Corinth nor Colchis, I have my own view about her motives. However, I would agree with the Corinthian Women,… View Article

Achilles Biography

The hero of Greek mythology I would like to address is Heracles the Lionheart, as he is referred to in The Homeric Hymns. I want to demonstrate how Heracles is loved and hated for his god-like strength and how his aggressiveness and rashness get him and others into bad situations. Heracles is the son of… View Article

Greek Mythology: the Story of My Father and His Son

My father was not a very good man. He was an alcoholic, womanizer and physically abusive to his wives (he was married twice) and his children. He had a genius mind, with a simpleton’s attention span. If he were to be given an evaluation today, he may be on the autistic spectrum, maybe leaning toward… View Article

Baucis and Philemon

In the Greek myth Baucis and Philemon the main characters are a poor old couple, Baucis and Philemon. Baucis and Philemon lived in a little cottage where they grew their own fruit and vegetables. This elderly couple invites two strangers in and feed them a superb meal. Baucis and Philemon offered to kill their only… View Article

Did the Ancient Greek Gods Exist

The Ancient Greeks regarded their religion and mythology with much respect and loyalty. Although the Ancient Greek Gods are now seen as an explanation created by man, for natural forces and the world around us, there has been much evidence both for and against the debate that these Gods were real. The Greeks believed that… View Article

Judgment of Paris

The evil goddess of Discord, Eris, was naturally not popular in Olympus, and when the gods gave a banquet they were apt to leave her out. Resenting this deeply, she determined to make trouble — and she succeeded very well indeed. At an important marriage, that of King Peleus and the sea nymph Thetis, to… View Article

Greek Mythology

Do you know any historical background on the word giant? Greek and Roman mythology is present all around us. Many new and interesting words were created from the Greeks. There are many types of myths that we hear about including; gods, goddesses, mythical heroes, other heroes, monsters, and villains. When looking up these myths, research… View Article

Greek Mythology and Achilles Introduction

Introduction Once upon a time, long ago there was a marvelous battle called the Trojan War, but before hand, there lived a Greek god named Peleus who extracted love for the Sea goddess Thetis. As time passed, they became one, so they thought why not form our love in to a child. When their child… View Article

Greek Mythology and Cerberus

In Greek myth Cerberus was a horrific dog who stood watch at the gates of Hades, the world of the dead. He would let souls in but would not allow them to leave Hades. Cerberus had three heads (some accounts gave him many more) and was so vicious that he was feared even by the… View Article

Prometheus//Greek Mythology

According to the ancient Greeks, Prometheus was considered a transformer of culture because he stole fire from the gods and gave it to humans. He tricked Zeus and because of this, he was considered a trickster. Today, trickster might imply someone who is dishonest, but here and in many other tales, it’s more like a… View Article

Greek Mythology and Hercules

In Disney’s animated version of the classic mythology story, Hercules, they portray Hercules as a soft, klutzy, heroic superhuman. According to the classic Greek mythology story, Hercules saves peoples lives with his bravery and strength. Murder, tragedy, and bloody battles spread throughout the pages of Greek mythologies. It is obvious that the Disney version of… View Article

Gods: Greek Mythology and Thor

Zeus and Thor are both respected gods in Norse and Greek mythology. Both have amazing strength and powers and were feared by many because of this. While both were the all mighty gods of their time, one huge difference was that Zeus was the god of all gods. In Greek mythology there was no one… View Article

Greek Mythology and Prometheus

Prometheus is a God who was a beneficiary to mankind. Son of the Titan Iapetus, he worked to benefit the lives of man, not the lives of the Gods. Prometheus was assigned by Zeus to create mankind from water and earth, but in the process gave man more power than Zeus had anticipated. Zeus wanted… View Article

Greek Mythology and Nicolas Poussin

On April 26 2013 I visited the Detroit Art Institute. In there I have seen plenty of interesting art sculptures, artifacts, and paintings. The one that really enjoyed the most is “Selene and Endymion” by Nicolas Poussin, a French artist. He made this painting back in 1630. Currently, the painting is in the European paintings… View Article

Greek Mythology and Medea

Medea is a Greek tragedy which was written in 431 BC by the Greek philosopher Euripides. The story of Medea is one filled with anger, jealousy, and death. The main character, Medea, has to overcome the personal heartache of seeing her husband, Jason, marry another woman. The ensuing struggle she has with this notion is… View Article

Norse Mythology vs. Greek Mythology

There are many mythologies in the world, and all of these have things in common as well as differences. A very popular mythology would be Greek mythology, Which many people know about it or at least know of it. Another not as popular mythology is Norse mythology; Norse mythology is the religion of the Norse… View Article

The Greeks and gods

The Greeks looked at their gods with attributes they only wished they could attain. They developed stories of extraordinary people that were the offspring of immortals such as Nymphs or gods like Hermes or Zeus. Most of these stories consisted of labors, quests, or bloody wars, where the heroes were at the epicenter of the… View Article

Greek Mythology

In today’s society, both men and women have their own individual rights and freedom. However, in ancient Greek mythology, their story of all the Gods and Goddesses showed specific roles for both male and female that carried on for a long time in society. Their myth of Gods and their power affected their places, roles… View Article

‘Juice’ by Stephen Davis and the Greek Myth of Daedalus and Icarus

Greek Mythology is a great influence on today’s modern stories as they act as a strong stimulus for the roles, relationships, situations, symbols and purpose involved in the the play or story written. An example of this is the play ‘Juice’ by Stephen Davis, as it has strong symbolic connections with the Ancient Greek myth… View Article

A POSITION PAPER ON SOPHOCLES’ OEDIPUS REX

THE KING WEARS A SHADES AS THE SUN SHINES BRIGHT WHICH MAKES HIS DAYS DARKER AND DARKER EVERY SINGLE DAY (with some relations to the Philippine Government and setting as a whole) A POSITION PAPER ON SOPHOCLES’ OEDIPUS REX REGULANO, Jean Paula Bermudez 2011-05787 HUM 1 X Oedipus Rex’ knowledge, which served as his gut… View Article

Do changes that make our life easier always make them better?

“Technology promises to make our lives easier, freeing up time for leisure pursuits. But the rapid pace of technological innovation and the split second processing capabilities of computers that can work virtually nonstop have made all of us feel rushed. We have adopted the relentless pace of the very machines that we supposed to simplify… View Article

Mythological Companies: Gillette Venus

Gillette Venus How you ever noticed how many Mythological places or figures are used in the names or logos of companies today? Although many people don’t believe in the Greek and Roman gods, they are very famous, or sometimes infamous, because of their fascinating stories. Many business owners use mythological figures to help portray their… View Article

What is a hero?

To most people, a hero is a strong, brave person with an amazing costume. Heroes usually have super powers and are constantly saving people. But it takes many more traits than this to be classified as a hero. Some characteristics of a hero are super natural help, leaving on a journey in which the hero… View Article