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The Gods Role in the Trojan War

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The roles of the Gods and Goddesses in Greek Mythology amd their culture and religion

Submitted:May 20, 2012    Reads: 5,301    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   

Throughout the Trojan War the Gods played a major part on both warring sides the Olympic Gods, Goddesses, and Demigods fight and play great roles in the human warfare. Paris had the favor of Aphrodite while the Greeks had Poseidon, Ares and Athena as there allies. Aeneas was the son of Aphrodite. Achilles was the son of Thetis and won honor and fame in the Trojan War; but also suffered death through the deceit of Paris. Many of the other Gods sided with one or the other side as the whim struck. Hera Sided with the Greeks as did Hephaestus and Poseidon. Apollo and Ares were on the side of the Trojans with Artemis. Zeus and Hades remained neutral for the most part. Even some of the minor Gods enjoyed meddling in the war Eris with the Trojans as did Leto.

The Greek society attached so much emphasis on the Gods to the point that the success of the warriors and kings during the Trojan War and other warfare of the time depended on the role of the gods and goddesses.

The famed Trojan War existed between the Trojans and the Greeks. During the time of when the war occurred, the people had a strong connection to the gods and believed that all their actions, activities were predestined by the gods. The Gods' influence on the nature and characteristics of human beings in the way they think, act and believe was also a significant part of the culture.

The gods and goddesses played a key role in determining the winners during competitions or wars between parties .The heroes in these wars were at the mercy of the gods who imposed their anger to disobedient and disrespectful acts by humans or by impulses of amusement. The Gods were at time fickle and their reaction of deliberate or accidental offences were punished by the offended God or Goddess. The Gods determined the heroines and heroes of the wars as it were in the Greek society


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