MYTHOLOGY PAPER

MYTHOLOGY PAPER - MYTHOLOGY PAPER The stories in mythology...

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MYTHOLOGY PAPER The stories in mythology were originally orally passed down, so the work's events and details subsequently change with the change of time and speaker. Information has been dropped from the myth, facts are added to the stories, and eventually, even the people and the entirety of the myth is changed. Similarly, according to Hesiod's Theogony, Atlas was one of the Titans who took part in the war against Zeus. Atlas has several different accounts dealing with various gods and heros in major parts of the myth's story lines. Since Atlas was neither a god, nor a hero, he moves into the category of a villain. In fact, since he was a second generation Titan, he stood as an enemy of Zeus. Atlas was betrayed by his brother, Prometheus and Epimetheus, who sided with Zeus, and the Olympians, during the war against the Gods. Atlas' third brother, Menoetius, fought along side as a loyal family member. Atlas not only fought along side with Cronus and the Titans, but also was given the role of the battlefield leader. This honor proves that Atlas oozes strength; however, strength was not enough, for the Titan rebellion was eventually completely defeated. Zeus accepted this win by punishing his defeated; for most were sent to the darkness of Tartarus, but Zeus singled out Atlas to serve an unusual, painful, and humiliating punishment that condemned him to forever bear the earth and the heavens upon his shoulders. His dwelling was in west most part of the world, and Zeus had this specific punishment to ensure the separation of Gaia and Uranus, and to prevent the two from ever being joined together again. The Titanomachy was just the beginning of Atlas' name, and after examining two major myths
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