Odyssey Essay - Robert England HON 111 Week 4 The Odyssey...

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Robert England HON 111 – Week 4 The Odyssey gives us a good look at ancient Greek religion, with its pantheon of gods and goddesses. The Greeks, like many other civilizations, had separate beings for separate phenomena. There were hundreds of gods, demigods, nymphs, and spirits. Legends even stated that many people (usually royalty and heroes) descended directly from these immortals. The gods had the power to control all aspects of the world, from natural objects such as the sun and moon to psychological areas such as love and war. However, although they were the powerful beings, they all made mistakes and had faults of their own. When looked at as a whole, the community on Olympus appears to be more a community of humans then it does a gathering of the beings that rule the heavens and earth. Although their natures all differ, they tend to share the human tendency of personal self-improvement; a number of their decisions appear to be only for their own benefit. Naturally, they have a tendency to cross one another from time to time;
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Odyssey Essay - Robert England HON 111 Week 4 The Odyssey...

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