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#21 13 years ago

Romans basically took the Greek gods, because they liked them so much.

Mercury-Hermes Venus-Aphrodite Mars-Ares Jupiter-Zeus Saturn-Oranos (sp?) I think Neptune-Posiden Pluto-Hades (Was the god of Wealth and minerals, as well as death)




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#22 13 years ago

What was the deal with the Harpies? All I know is that Zeus controlled them and they made food inedible as a punishment towards someone. They also didnt smell so good...




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#23 13 years ago

What exactly do you wish to know of them? They were created to punish wrong-doers for their crimes. They had snakes for hair, and wept blood. Upon punishing someone, they carried them off to the underworld, where the people were never seen again. The three harpies' names were Aello, Celaeno, and Ocypete. The person they punished with making food inedible was Phineous, he was punished for prophesizing the god's intent too loudly to humans. Hope this explains them a bit better. Karma's always a good payement. :D




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#24 13 years ago

*pays karma* Thanks for the info :)




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#25 13 years ago

No problem. I'm always glad to help, mythology is one of my favorite subjects besides astronomy.




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#26 13 years ago

i wanna know bout Spartacus. Or was he Roman? I forgot. Or Orion. Unless he was Roman too... But did Spartacus really not get that pepsi, and the guards drank it? I felt sorry for him Of Odysess. He was awesome. I saw his movie. He was in it. He is a great actor...




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#27 13 years ago

Since I cannot quite make out what you are asking for, here is some facts on Odysseus:

Odysseus was one of the original suitors of Helen of Troy. When Menelaus succeeded in winning Helen's hand in marriage, it was Odysseus who advised him to get the other suitors to swear to defend his marriage rights. However, when Menelaus called on the suitors to help him bring Helen back from Troy, Odysseus was reluctant to make good on his oath. He pretended to have gone mad, plowing his fields and sowing salt instead of grain. Palamedes placed Odysseus' infant son in front of the plow, and Odysseus revealed his sanity when he turned aside to avoid injuring the child.

However reluctant he may have been to join the expedition, Odysseus fought heroically in the Trojan War, refusing to leave the field when the Greek troops were being routed by the Trojans, and leading a daring nocturnal raid in company with Diomedes. He was also the originator of the Trojan horse, the strategem by which the Greeks were finally able to take the city of Troy itself. After the death of Achilles, he and Ajax competed for Achilles' magnificent armor; when Odysseus' eloquence caused the Greeks to award the prize to him, Ajax went mad and killed himself.

Odysseus' return from Troy, chronicled in the Odyssey, took ten years and was beset by perils and misfortune. He freed his men from the pleasure-giving drugs of the Lotus-Eaters, rescued them from the cannibalism of the Cyclopes and the enchantments of Circe. He braved the terrors of the underworld with them, and while in the land of the dead Hades allowed Thiresias, Odysseus' mother, Ajax and others to give him adivice on his next journey. They gave him important advice about the cattle of the sun (which Apollo herds), Scylla and Charybdis and the Sirens. From there on the travels were harder for Odysseus, but they would have been much worse of it wasn't for the help of the dead. With this newly acquired knowledge, he steered them past the perils of the Sirens and of Scylla and Charybdis. He could not save them from their final folly, however, when they violated divine commandments by slaughtering and eating the cattle of the sun-god. As a result of this rash act, Odysseus' ship was destroyed by a thunderbolt, and only Odysseus himself survived. He came ashore on the island of the nymph Calypso, who made him her lover and refused to let him leave for seven years. When Zeus finally intervened, Odysseus sailed away on a small boat, only to be shipwrecked by another storm. He swam ashore on the island of the Phaeacians, where he was magnificently entertained and then, at long last, escorted home to Ithaca.

There were problems in Ithaca as well, however. During Odysseus' twenty-year absence, his wife, Penelope, had remained faithful to him, but she was under enormous pressure to remarry. A whole host of suitors were occupying her palace, drinking and eating and behaving insolently to Penelope and her son, Telemachus. Odysseus arrived at the palace, disguised as a ragged beggar, and observed their behavior and his wife's fidelity. With the help of Telemachus and Laertes, he slaughtered the suitors and cleansed the palace. He then had to fight one final battle, against the outraged relatives of the men he had slain; Athena intervened to settle this battle, however, and peace was restored.

And just to add, I believe Spartacus was Roman, not Greek.




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#28 13 years ago

So uh...what site you getting this stuff from?




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#29 13 years ago

Yeah, that was from a site, as its a bit late here, and I don't feel like typing too much out.




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#30 13 years ago
-Ghost- That's enough for now I think. Many Greek myths had beautiful women in them, as each woman was a beauty, and each man was a hero. Troy is also a love story, regardless of what the movie says :rolleyes: , where Menelaus tries to rescue his wife Helen from Paris. Enjoy Rahman!

Either you mean the war was fought over Helena, which was wrong, the 'Greeks' tried to gain access to the routes of the Black Sea, which Troy controlled.

Or you are saying the story of Homer is a love story, in which case you're also wrong. Homer announces his subject in his first lines:

μη̂νιν ἄειδε θεὰ Πηληϊάδεω ̓Αχιλη̂ος οὐλομένην, ἣ μυρί' ̓Αχαιοι̂ς ἄλγε' ἔθηκε, [...]

The story is about Achilles, and his wrath for the insult he suffered. This was a quite original way of looking at the story, and one of the reasons his version of the story was so succesfull.

And just to add, I believe Spartacus was Roman, not Greek.

He was - probably - Thracian.

But did Spartacus really not get that pepsi, and the guards drank it? I felt sorry for him

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Good work anyway Ghost.