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Essay | Gods in the Odyssey

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Gods in the Odyssey

Summary: In Homers epic poem The Odyssey, mortals and gods interact and affect each other’s lives. The journey of Odysseus is assisted by Athena and Hermes, and hampered by Poseidon.
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Gods and mortals are most often reflected as being of two different species of existence. Seldom are they alike in methods of living, nor do they come in contact and affect the life of the other, being of two different worlds. In Homers Epic poem, The Odyssey, mortals and gods are both actively involved. Odysseus, a mortal, is both aided for survival, and troubled with dangers by the gods on his journey. Gods such as Athena and Hermes are a big aid to him on his journey. However, Poseidon creates conflicts for Odysseus. The gods also enter the world of the mortals as the mortals travel to the underworld.

Odysseus is trapped on Calypso's island. He gets stranded there after Zeus produces a storm which not only destroys Odysseus' ship, but also kills his whole crew. Meanwhile, the Gods in Olympus see his troubles, and...

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