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The Role of Gods in "The Odyssey"

Summary: Describes how the role of gods determines a huge part of Odysseus's journey.
The Odyssey, by Homer, describes the journey of Odysseus returning to his home after serving in the Trojan War. While returning home, he is influenced by several different gods and goddesses. He faces many perilous obstacles, which he barely gets out alive. If it were not for the gods, Odysseus's journey home would have been very different, probably much easier although some gods do hinder him. Gods in The Odyssey play a tremendous role.

Athena, a daughter of Zeus, is one of the gods who helps Telemachus and his father Odysseus. She comes to Telemachus in the form of Mentor, a family friend. When she is aware of Telemachus's condition, she says, "Ah, bitterly you need Odysseus, then!" (Homer 46). She says it to Telemachus to hint that she will help him. When she learns about Telemachus being forced to send his mother away...

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