A look at the gods in homers iliad

The brother of Menelaos, Agamemnon lord of all Achaeans, called together the armies of all the Achaean kingdoms to launch against the Trojans an armada of a thousand ships, fifty thousand men.

The second thing to remember about the Homeric gods is their specific allegiances in the Trojan War. He is therefore the supreme father figure, who occupies Olympus like his royal palace in the sky with his harem of many consort goddesses and the many divine sons and daughters he got by his consorts.

On the bright ridges of the helmets, horsehair plumes touched when warriors moved their heads. Most nations and several royal houses traced their origins to heroes at the Trojan War. He is also king of Ithaca. But rather than a beauty contest, the goddesses offered gifts consistent with their character.

achilles and the gods in the iliad

Homer did not invent the Olympian gods any more than Michelangelo invented his figures on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Do it, then; but not all the rest of us gods shall approve you.

sacrifices to the gods in the iliad

Oh: and bloodlust.

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Gods and Goddesses in Homer's Epic Poem The Iliad