on Beginning with lines 185-203 of book 4, in which Menelaus accuses, god himself of being jealous of him and Odysseus, write an that attempts to answer the following questions: what is it like to be a greek god remember to answer the question. Needs to be 5 pages. Please no plagiarism.
The ancient Greek religion was polytheistic in nature. They believed in the existence of many gods, and their dominion over the elements of nature. Literatures state that in the beginning, the Titan Cronus was the supreme ruler of mankind and the rest of the supernatural beings. His sons conspired to murder him for power which they consequently divided among themselves. Zeus, the youngest became god of the sky, law, order and fate, and carried with him a lightning bolt that can produce storm and tempest. Next in line was Poseidon, god of the seas. In some accounts, he was in command of water, earthquakes and horses. and voyagers paid him tribute for safe sailing. Hades was entrusted the underworld, or the fortress of the ghosts. Apart from the riches of the earth, he had a helmet from Cyclopes that could make him invisible and a scepter that enabled his shape shifting.
The other major gods dwell in Mount Olympus and, along with Zeus and Poseidon, were called the Olympians. Hera, wife and sister of Zeus, was the goddess of marriage and birth. Women pray to her for a tranquil family life. Dionysus, the god of wine and feasts, was Zeus’ son to mortal heroine Semele. It was him who bestowed upon Midas the golden touch that turned everything his hands laid upon into gold. Apollo was the god of prophecy, music, and medicine. He was also referred to as the sun-god and was often seen traversing the sky on his golden chariot. Artemis, twin sister of Apollo, was the virgin goddess of the hunt and notable for his unsurpassed skill in archery. Swift-footed Hermes was the messenger of the gods. He had winged sandals that carried him to cosmic places. Athena was the goddess of war and wisdom, and who turned Arachne into a spider as sentence for her vanity. Ares was the god of war, the male counterpart of Athena. Aphrodite was the goddess of love and beauty, and owned a magic girdle that could enthuse love and desire for those who had it on.