What role does Zeus play in The Odyssey?
In the odyssey, Zeus helps Athena convince Calypso to let Odysseus go.
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\nto answer this question, see the recently published book by J. Marks entitled "Zeus in the Odyssey" (Harvard University Press/Center For Hellenic Studies, 2008)
Zeus is the God of all gods and men. He mediates the arguments ofthe gods on Mt. Olympus. He also occasionally portrayed as weighingmenÃs fate in his roles.
Zeus is the ruler of the Gods in Olympus. He's the guv'nor!
To kick his fathers stomach, save his siblings, and then marry his sister.
The Role Athena Played in the odyssey was the girl who guided odyssues
the god of thunder and the god of all gods
The gods, are pretty much, the fate holders. Gods are known to be arrogant, so it is always best to remain in their favor. Odysseus, in the first part of the Odyssey, upsets P…oseidon, so the whole time Poseidon is trying to prevent Odysseus from going home. (He eventually makes it though.)
I don't think you want to go in that direction. If you think about it, Artemis is the only example of a young woman in the Greek pantheon - Hera is married, Aphrodite is not a… virgin, Hestia is Hestia and Athena is not a good example of femininity. So in this case Homer is not thinking of Artemis as the goddess of hunting, but simply as a young, pure woman who plays with her friends - just what Nausicaa is doing, playing ball with her friends and servants. Furthermore, remember that Nausicaa is not looking for a husband. The idea has been suggested to her in a dream - WITH THE PURPOSE of helping out Odysseus, not her. Athena knows that Nausicaa will not marry Odysseus; but the dream pushes Nausicaa to see naked, starved Odysseus as an opportunity and not a threat, and therefore she helps him out. Also, Nausicaa is the only true example of a perfect Greek woman in the poem - for your essay, I suggest you compare Nausicaa to the other prominent women and see what singles her out.
Eumaeus was Ody's loyal slave and swineherder for over 20 years
no Ulysses traveld to the land of the dead but hades was not there
hermes, the messanger god, was the one who told calypso to let odysseus go, and calypso soon after let him go on his way, instead of imprisoning him longer, out of selfish lon…liness
Zeus is the King of the Gods, he is a Sky God, a God of Storms, Thunder and Lightning, he is a God of Government, Laws and Justice, he protects the households Pantry and Borde…rs, etc.
In The Odyssey
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In The Odyssey
He is the sailor/ leader
In Zeus (Jupiter)
Yes. Zeus allowed Athene to help Odysseus get home. Zeus also allowed, his brother, Poseidon ('the earthshaker' & God of the Sea) to interfere, as Odysseus blinded his son, th…e cyclops, Polyphemus. This throws Odysseus far off course and kills his crew. Also Zeus also makes Aeolus the 'warden of the winds', allowing him to gift Odysseus a bag with 'every wind that blows' to get home to Ithaca but his crew's greed & mistrust results in their opening it and so they are again miles away but now required to row. All this is told in retrospect by an Odysseus still trying to get home*. *lots of the odyssey is told this way; Odysseus telling another party 'the tale' of his travels & his trials/torments retrospectively.
In The Odyssey
she was Odysseus's reason for returning home to Ithaca along with their son Telemachus