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Epic Poetry

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Epic poetry is the foundation of many cultural myths. They are long narratives that tell of a culture's heroes, icons, or other important people.
There is storm and shipwreck. He ends up on an island.
Beowulf was buried on a cliff overlooking the sea. The dragon's hoard was buried with him. There is said to be a curse associated with it.
He never does physical battle with any gods, but his main conflict is with Poseidon, God of the Sea. He does however do battle with several non-human creatures, such as the cyclops Polyphemus, the sea-serpent Scylla, and guards of the Underworld.
Well in the story there is no "meat" hall but there is a mead hall which is kinda of like a bar. It was made of wood, iron, some gold, and ivory. It could only be destroyed by a fire.
One of them was wandering around and caught her going to unravel her weaving and told the others, but in some stories they were waiting up for her to catch her.
To have power over storms, which they delight in sending down on lonely travelers. They live in meadows, ponds, oceans, trees, and clouds
Athena cursed him because he burned down one of her temples whilehis army was invading Troy. Poseidon cursed him because he poked out Polyphemus' eye.
Into the ocean both times. After his ship is destroyed by Zeus, he floats to Calypso's island of Ogygia . After his raft is destroyed by Poseidon's waves, he manages to escape to the island of Scheria , where the Phaecians live..
One archetype is the serpent sheds its skin, in which in Gilgamesh the serpent sheds its skin because of youth. The other is the serpent is sneaky and sly just like they are today. The last one is that the plant contains special features, in which today, herbs (plant) contain healing powers.
until at length she was obliged by the gods to allow him to continue his journey homeward if you want to improve my answer ASK me first at MarrisaJazzie@yahoo.com . got a problem with that asking me part to bad! . if you do well that will hurt my feelings i am only 10 seriously i got...
Themes of epic poems may change over time as different audiencesinterpret them. However, it is clear that we remember some epicsonly for their themes. For example, "Paradise Lost" is a critiqueof religion and political society, considering the Fall ofhumankind. Without these themes, the story within...
Hinilawod(from the Philippines with 28, 340- verse), Illiad and Odyssey(from the West) are the famous epics in the world.
Odysseus and his crew went into the cyclop's cave. They drank his wine and ate his food. Then, they finally discovered that the cyclops (or Polyphemus) lived here. The cyclops was first angry, but Odysseus offered him some wine to lull him to sleep. Soon after, Polyphemus asked Odysseus what his...
Swords, Maces, Mauls, War hammers, bow and arrows, and many more.
The most significant thing about Satan is how he has a voice in theepic. This was the first time that evil was characterised in such away; this is what has influenced depictions of evil now seen in"The Lord of the Rings" and "Harry Potter". Interestingly, thisvoice is a contrast to God, who is a...
Been a while since I read it...but remember at the gates of Hell it said "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here" ... so, would assume..the whole damned place is the place of no hope.
Grendel tormented Heorot for 12 years before Beowulf defeated him.
Hera, Aphrodite, Athena, and Apollo
The sword Beowulf uses to kill Gredel's mother.
Tall, Beautiful, Titan, Bossy, Clever, Smart
Beowulf was written in Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon). It was spoken and written in parts of what are now England and south-eastern Scotland from the mid-5th century to the mid-12th century. It is related and influenced by Old Frisian and Old Norse.
Lack of intelligence, one eye, and a hatred for greek heroes. Oh, and his Dad is poseidon
Beowulf fights Grendel for glory. Tales of a beast terrorizing thepeople of Herot (the Danes), bring Beowulf and his warriors tohelp, however, motives are heavily guided by a thirst for fame andglory.
the word gender means that it represents somthing !
Yes, Odysseus' father is Laertes. However, in ancient Greece, all kings come from the line of Zeus. Therefore, in a sense, Zeus is also Odysseus' father. =)
It is a matter of opinion. I think she was.
The lotus fruits and flowers were their primary food and were narcotic and addictive, causing the people to sleep in peaceful apathy.
Odysseus dose not see Paris because he knows that Paris has went against the oath to stay away from her.
The Iliad and The Odyssey both detail man's relationship with the gods as well as with his fellow man .
In the first ring of the seventh circle in Dante's Inferno there is a river of blood named Phelgethon. This river is a result of all of the violence on earth and serves as an allegorical punishment for those who were violent against people. Each person is immersed in the boiling blood according to...
It was a society that gave much thought to issues of hospitality There was a great emphasis on gaining fame and glory.
The Greek epic poems 'The Iliad' and 'The Odyssey' .
show her that she deserves you...spoil her...have sex withher...show her that you care
He feels that being a hero is hard to do. Everyone looks up to you therefore you can never mess up.
Most of Odysseus's men die in the land of Thrinacia, because of their hunger. On this land was the cattle of the gods, and Odysseus had warned his men not to touch the cattle. The men were however, too hungry and they ate the cattle, angering the gods. The gods then killed every man except for...
In the epic Beowulf is victorious against Grendel and his mother. In the movie he is not.
They fought against The Greeks and they lost
Just before the ship that helped Odysseus reaches shore, it is turned into a rock and sunk by Poseidon.
because grendel is killing all the danes so michael jackson releasehis all time platinum album Thriller and beowulf is a number 1 fanof his.
Because he has too much hubris and is way too curious about everything which gets him in trouble all the time.
He was killed by an arrow shot by Philoctetes.
Circe, the woman who turned all men that came to her island into pigs until Hermes warned Odysseus and protected him against her.. she was a nymph
Quite young. About the same age as Achilles when he started fighting in the Trojan war. Achilles was about 18 - 24 years old. Odysseus was perhaps a little older.
and this is basically what happens "After I defeated the Trojans, I headed home to the people, children and wives of Ithaca. Little did I know, I had been forsaken by Poseidon the mythical Greek god of the sea, whose anger knew no bounds! I met cyclopes and giant beasts who had the potential to...
It was not hard to hear the sirens. He just listened, and could hear their sweet enchanting song. Sirens do not destroy men directly by their song; they sing and if the victim hears the song, they then try to get to the source by swimming and die of drowning or by wrecking their ship. In order to...
Ajax. According to one version of the story, he loses the competition for Achilles' armor and falls on his own sword out of shame. Another version says that after the competition, Ajax falls to the ground in exhaustion and when he wakes up, he is under a spell from Athena. In this state he...
In the myths our chronology does not apply.
He at first does not believe it is actually his father.....then his father explains that Athena disguised him and then Telemachus is overjoyed of course!
Grendels arm which he severs during their fight.
*The Odyssey; Odysseus was the protagonist ;) Hermes is the Messenger of the Gods. He was sent to help Odysseus on his travel, he acts as a channel. #RandomInfo: He was the God written about the most, which could hint to him being the most popular, or important.
Everything seems strange because Athena covers him in a mist.
Hermes' mission was to tell fly from Olympus to Ogygia to tell Calypso to release Odysseus so that he could finally return home to Ithaca as he was fated.
Odysseus being his son-in-law
celebrated tha life of a legendary hero. is a long description.
none there is no copies of the beowulf manuscript
He boasts to lord Hrothgar, telling him he will defeat Grendel without usinig any weapons. In the Anglo-Saxon period, boasting is not the same as you think now. It means he is trying to impress the land on the Danes and he boasts about his courage. English: a boast means like a resume of what he can...
An epic catalogue.
She devised tricks to delay her suitors, one of which is to pretend to be weaving a burial shroud for Odysseus's elderly father Laertes claiming that she will choose a suitor when she has finished. Every night for three years, she undoes part of the shroud, until some unfaithful maidens discover her...
If he were to tell his crew about the dangers that awaited them they never would have sailed.
It's like the fable of the frog and the scorpion (chapter 8 correlating to the astrological sign Scorpio). In the fable, the frog offers to carry the scorpion across the river, but midway through, the scorpion stings the frog, killing them both because it's the scorpion's "nature." Hrothgar (the...
to avenge her sons death, Grendels morther comes to Herot and kills a warrioe who hapens to be Hrothgars closest friend.
The Chronicles Of Gilgamesh and Beowulf in English, Illiad and Odessey in Greek and The Raamaayana and The Mahaa Bhaaratha in Sanscrit are the greatest examples of epic poetry. All of these are also considered oral epics.
Grendel's mother was challenging to Beowulf because his sword wouldn't affect her. Unferth handed Beowulf Hrunting an ancient and rare sword made of iron said to never fail. Hrunting didn't do anything to Grendel's mother so Beowulf resorted to fighting hand to hand. soon after he saw a sword that...
Odysseus was a hero in Homer's poem The Odyssey. He is known forhis cunning intelligence, his ranking in the Trojan War, andproviding peace to Ithaca.
He went to Hrothgar and told him about his very many accomplishments and asked for his pr omission to kill Grendel.
Greek writers and poets include: . Homer .
They had to shoot through Twelve axe handles with Odysseus's bow.
The suitors encouraged the two to fight. They began wagering on the outcome, and shouted at the participants to beat each other down. They also swore not to give Odysseus a dirty blow while they were fighting. Antinous threatened Irus should he lose.
The wooers wooed.
he is ready for the begger (Odysseus) to leave Insulting is the tone
To show the king that he can rid him of the evil Grendel
Grendel ran away because Beowulf ripped his arm off. Grendel was used to coming out of battles uninjured because he was impervious to weapons.
Athena was the Goddess with the most commitment and concern with odysseus.
The odds that he might be killed is pretty high, however he will eventually be killed if he does nothing.
Zeus gives his opinion of Odysseus when he says to Athena: " "My child, what a word to let out between your teeth! How could I forget that fine fellow Odysseus, after all! He is almost one of us. Wise beyond mortal men, ready beyond all to offer sacrifice to the lords of the broad heavens." (pg...
No one was as strong as Beowulf and everyone tried using weapons against him but Grendel has a magical spell upon which dulls all weapons when use on him.