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Epic Poetry

Parent Category: Poetic Forms
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.
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.
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 while  his army was invading Troy.   Poseidon cursed him because he poked out Polyphemus' eye.
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 this from Google
Themes of epic poems may change over time as different audiences  interpret them. However, it is clear that we remember some epics  only for their themes. For example, "Paradise Lost" is a critique  of religion and political society, considering the Fall of  humankind. Without these themes, the...
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...
The most significant thing about Satan is how he has a voice in the  epic. This was the first time that evil was characterised in such a  way; this is what has influenced depictions of evil now seen in  "The Lord of the Rings" and "Harry Potter". Interestingly, this  voice is a contrast to God,...
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.
The sword Beowulf uses to kill Gredel's mother.
Tall, Beautiful, Titan, Bossy, Clever, Smart
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 !
Odysseus dose not see Paris because he knows that Paris has went against the oath to stay away from her.
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 with  her...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.
In the epic Beowulf is victorious against Grendel and his mother. In the movie he is not.
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 release  his all time platinum album Thriller and beowulf is a number 1 fan  of his.
Because he has too much hubris and is way too curious about everything which gets him in trouble all the time
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.
Ajax. According to one version of the story, he loses the competitionfor Achilles' armor and falls on his own sword out of shame.Another version says that after the competition, Ajax falls to the groundin exhaustion and when he wakes up, he is under a spell from Athena.In this state he slaughters a...
*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.
celebrated tha life of a legendary hero.is a long description.
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.
he is ready for the begger (Odysseus) to leave Insulting is the tone
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.
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.12)...
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.
I believe this is Calypso.
yes he beat the trojans and got back home.....in a very long, roundabout way.....
This depends on who she is. See related questions.
Well Odysseus was the General. He also helped the Greeks rescue Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world, from Troy. That was the Trojan war, how do I put this, Odysseus helped the Greeks win the Trojan War. So yes I think he is a good leader.
In the Bible, Eve commits the first sin in the Book of Genesis. May this answer help you not to follow in her footsteps and to worship God forever. Amen.
Once he and his surviving men are back on board his ship and havegone a short distance from the island of the Cyclops, he foolishlylets Polyphemus know that Odysseus is name of the one who trickedand blinded him. In a rage Polyphemus calls upon his father Poseidonto prevent Odysseus from going home,...
He was king of the island of Ithica.
He is a descendant of Cain, which is Adam and Eve's oldest son.
telemachus got his weapons and stood by his father's side
Eurymachus is described as an arrogant, disrespectful man, who cunningly tries to arrange to have Telemachus killed. However, when Odysseus kills Antinous, it is he who pleads for the suitors' lives, when no one else will speak. He then tries to rally the suitors when he sees it is useless, but is...
Yes he does. One person that he saw was his teacher.
She trusts him, because he reminds her subconsciously of her husband, especially after he is able to pass the tests she orders
it was made by the smith god hefustus
1. The topics of the three major parts of The Divine Comedy, the first part talked about how Dante would imagine the ancient Roman poet Virgil guiding him to hell, the second was the purgatory (lies about hell and heaven) and the last one is about how Dante is guided by St. Bernard through the...
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the Trojan fighters were Achilles, Agamemnon, Ajax the greater, Ajax the lesser, Diomedes, Idomeneus, MMenelaus, Nester and Odyseues.
Antinous was wooing Odysseus' wife Penelope, and eating Odysseus' food, wine and livestock. Odysseus had also wished that Antinous would die before his wedding day, and Odysseus proved his own words. Further, Antinous had proved to be an ungracious man, abusing Odysseus whom he thought a...
Dante's Inferno gives us an imaginary picture of Hell - that's not to say that the book does not have some relevant insights about sin and damnation, but the imagery is all from Dante's imagination.
She had promised Helen to the Trojan prince Paris, in return for pronouncing Aphrodite the winner of a beauty contest between three goddesses.
An example of dramatic irony in the Odyssey is when Telemachus (Odysseous' son) helps the beggar whom he doesn't know. He doesn't know that the beggar is actually his father Odysseus.
Odysseus called himself Outis (=Nobody). Odysseus told the Cyclops his name was "Nobody" so the Cyclops would later exclaim, "Nobody has blinded me."
Beatrice is Dante's ideal woman, a lost love based on the actual object of Dante's affections outside of his writings.Within the Divine Comedy, she acts as one of Dante's guides.
He stays so long because of her sexual seduction and he has not ship to leave on and Calypso will not help build him a ship. Until Zeus convinces her to allow him to leave that is when she supplies Odysseus with thing to make a raft but she doesn't help him build it.
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He has all the elements of a hero.
he pretends to sleep in the feasting hall with a few weapons
Thoosa and Poseidon
What was Odysseus' roman name   Ulysses
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