Unformatted text preview: accomplish than the mortals. The gods love, get angry, perform revenge, deceive, are hapyy and all the other emotions and actions that mortals perform. I also think this is important because mortals viewed the gods are supreme and above them and they had their place on the earth, but there was always a connection where mortals felt a physical relation with the gods; sometimes the gods would come down and be a part of a mortals life. In this hymn, the first thirty lines sum up the relation between the gods and mortals and the fact that Zeus has an aspect of a mortal within him which helps him to connect to mortals. If the gods were not like the mortals in any way, I do not think that throughout ancient Greece that the mortals would have let the gods play such a large role in their daily lives....
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course CLAS 131 taught by Professor James during the Fall '07 term at UNC.
- Fall '07