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Miss Vera Lim – Athena

I choose to research on Athena.

Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom, war strategies, the arts and justice. The owl represents her as a symbol. She wears a helmet, holds a spear and has an owl on her arm all the time. She is one of Zeus’ favourite daughters. She was not born the normal way humans are. She sprung out of Zeus’ head. When Athena’s mother was pregnant with her, Zeus received news that rumored that her mother wanted to kill Zeus, so Zeus decided to eat her up. After eating her, Zeus’ head started to hurt and cracked open. Just then, Athena jumped out of her father’s head, all grown up and fully armoured.

I chose Athena because she is the goddess that every warrior prays to for wisdom in how they should go about fighting the battle. She is also a very kind goddess who is very forgiving in nature, unlike her father Zeus who has a very bad temper. Athena is a righteous goddess and she will punish those who do wrong things. For example, when Medusa was still human, she was a very pretty human. Medusa had many suitors but she rejected all of them. She went to seduce Poseidon instead. But when Poseidon decided that he wanted to have Medusa, Medusa ran to Athena’s temple for help. Athena knew that Medusa was not completely innocent and decided to punish her for her mistakes by turning her into a monster with snakes as hair. Athena cursed Medusa such that if any man were to look at her, he would be turned into stone.

But Athena is not all about rules and regulations. There was once a man who accidentally offended Athena. At first, Athena was angry with him so she made him blind. But she later realised that it was a simple misunderstanding. So she made it up to him by giving him the gift of “inner sight”; the ability to see into the future.

I want to be like Athena because I want to be wise and I want to have the power to give people gifts or curses. I like the fact that Athena is strong and righteous and not bad-tempered like her uncle Poseidon and Zeus.

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Sun Yan Rong-Leto

          The character that i have chose is Leto.Leto is very cool because she usually depicted as a young woman dressed in a short knee-length chiton and equipped with a hunting bow ang a quiver of arrows. In addition to the bow, her attributes inclnde hunting spears, animal pelts, deer and other wild animals.

            When leto have baby with the twins she was pursued relentlessly by the goddess hera, who drove her from land to land preventing her from finding a place to rest and give birth. The  island of delos  eventually provided her with refuge.When she was later travelling to Delphoi, the giant tityos attempted to abduct her, but Apollon intervened and slew him with arrows.

          As the mother of  two powerful gods, leto returned to zeus’s favor despite hear’s disapproval. After Apollo killed the Cyclpes, Leto was able to persuade  Zeus to lighten his punishment. She spent some  of her time hunting with Artemis. During the  war she sided with the Trojans and helped heal Aeneas from his battle wounds.

 During  the war, the leto according  to homer none of  niobe’s childred,  In Greek vase painting Leto was usually depicted as a woman lifting her veil in a gesture of modesty.

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   I chose Ares as the character that i like because Ares is cool.The son of Zeus and Hera,he was depicted as either a mature,bearded warrior dressed in battle arms,or a nude beardless youth with helm and spear. His attributes are golden armour and a bronze-tipped spear,and his sacred animals are the eagle owl, the vulture and the vernomous snake.

   Ares was the father of the water dragon that was killed by Cadmus. The dragon’s teeth were sown into the ground and fully grown Spartans  sprung up out of them. These Spartans were held to be the descendants of Ares. Cadmus then married Harmonia, the daughter of Ares and founded the city of Thebes.

   Another famous myth about Ares is about his affair with Aphrodite. Apart from war and bloodshed, Ares was reputed to love Aphrodite the best. However, she was married to Hephaistos. They were caught in an embarrassing position and all the Gods came down to watch. But that didn’t stop Ares from continuing his secret liaisons with Aphrodite. He even went to the extent of killing Adonis (another one of Aphrodite’s lovers) by taking on the form of a boar.

   Ares is also well known for the part he played in the Trojan War. He was on the side of the Trojans, but he was injured by Athena, when she threw a huge boulder on him.

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i choose centaur because it is my favourite character.i want to be minotaur because it got a horse  body and we can run more faster.it can run more faster than human.it live on land,it region is greece.the similar creature as him is minotaur,satyr and harpy.it was best known for his fight lapithae,cause by their attempt to carry of hippodamia and the rest of lipth women, on the day of her marriage to pirithous, king of the Lapithae, himself the son of Ixion. the hero and founder of cities, who happened to be present, threw the balance in favour of the right order of things, and assisted Pirithous. The Centaurs were driven off or destroyed.Centaurs were  thought of in many Greek myths as wild as untamed horses.

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I choose Apollo as my favourite character because he can play music, healing, plague, poetry and also he can play archery very well. Other than that, he is also recognised as a god of light and the sun, truth and prophecy. Apollo is the son of  Zeus and Leto and has a twin sister, the chaste huntress Artemis. He was very handsome, beardless young with his long hair and has various attributes including a laurel wreath, bow and quiver, raven and lyre. Apollo is known in Greek-influenced Etruscan mythology as Apulu. Apollo was worshiped in both ancient Greek and Roman religion, as well as in the modern Greco–Roman NeopaganismAmongst the god’s custodial charges, Apollo became associated with dominion over colonists, and as the patron defender of herds and flocks. As the leader of the Muses (Apollon Musagetes) and director of their choir

I want to become him(Apollo) as my favourites characters because he can play music very well, archery, can make poetry. plague and healing. Not to forget that he was also known as a god of light and the sun. If I was very angry, I can shoot my most powerful weapon that is lightning to my fiend who tried to bully me.

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I choose Aeher because he is one of the first-born elemental gods. He is the god of the upper sky, space and heaven. He is the pure upper air that the gods breathe and pure air which mortals breathe.  Aether was the son of Erebus and Nyx and brother of Hemera. Aether is known as Zeus’s defensive wall, which locked Tartarus from the rest of the cosmos. His female counterpart is Aithre, Titanis of the Clear Blue Sky, mother of the Sun and Moon. Aether sometimes also likes to fly to other planets to visit other planets.  

I want to become Aether as he has power of hurricane, tornadoes and earthquakes.  If in my town has a lot of burglars and enemies, I will blow them away using Aether’s tornado and hurricane. I also can fly other planets to collect samples of rocks from other planets.  I can produce fresh air for mortals to breathe and plants use my carbon dioxide to make food and flowers produce too!  If i could save earth, I can prevent global warmin form happening. I wish i could be like .Aether 

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muhaimin/hermes

boundaries and of the travelers who cross them, of shepherds and cowherds, of orators and wit, of literature and poets, of athletics, of weights and  measures, of invention, of commerce in general, and of the cunning of thieves and liarser because he and i also lik Hermes is a messenger from the gods to humans, sharing this with Iris. An interpreter who bridges the boundaries with strangers is a hermeneus. Hermes gives us our word “hermeneutics” for the art of interpreting hidden meaning. In Greek a lucky find was a hermaion. Hermes, as an inventor of fire, is a parallel of the Titan, Prometheus. In addition to the syrinx and the lyre, Hermes was believed to have invented many types of racing and the sport of boxing, and therefore was a patron of athletes. Modern mythographers have connected Hermes with the trickster gods of other cultures. Hermes also served as a psychopomp, or an escort for the dead to help them find their way to the afterlife (the Underworld in the Greek myths). There he is depicted as the only god besides Hades and Persephone who could enter and leave the Underworld without hindrance. Among the Hellenes, as the related word Herma Œa boundary stone, crossing point¹ would suggest, Hermes is the Spirit of Crossing-Over. As such he was seen to be manifest in any kind of interchange, transfer, transgressions, transcendence, transition, transit or traversal, all of which activities involve some form of crossing in some sense. This explains his connection with transitions in one¹s fortunes, with the interchanges of goods, words and information involved in trade, interpreting, oratory, writing, with the way in which the wind may transfer objects from one place to another, and with the transition to the afterlife. In the Olympian pantheon, Hermes was the son of Zeus and the Pleiade Maia, a daughter of the Titan Atlas. Hermes was born on Mount Cyllene in Arcadia to Maia. As the story is told in the Homeric Hymn, the Hymn to Hermes, Maia was a nymph, but Greeks generally applied the name to a midwife or a wise and gentle old woman; so the nymph appears to have been an ancient one, or more probably a goddess. At any rate, she was one of the Pleiades, daughters of Atlas, taking refuge in a cave of Mount Cyllene in Arcadia. The infant Hermes was precocious. His first day he invented the lyre. By nightfall, he had rustled the immortal cattle of Apollo. For the first sacrifice, the taboos surrounding the sacred kine of Apollo had to be transgressed, and the trickster god of boundaries was the one to do it. Hermes drove the cattle back to Greece and hid them, and covered their tracks. When Apollo accused Hermes, Maia said that it could not be him because he was with her the whole night. However, Zeus entered the argument and said that Hermes did steal the cattle and they should be returned. While arguing with Apollo, Hermes began to play his lyre. The instrument enchanted Apollo and he agreed to let Hermes keep the cattle in exchange for the lyre. Hermes’ symbols were the rooster and the tortoise. He can be recognized by his purse or pouch, winged sandals, winged cap, and the herald’s staff, the kerykeion. Hermes was the god of thieves because he was very cunning and shrewd and was a thief himself from the night he was born, when he slipped away from Maia and ran away to steal his elder brother Apollo’s cattle. e him because he is a translator as a translator

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