Greek Mythology

Trojan Saga and Role of Gods in Trojan War

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Introduction

Trojan saga is one of the ancient Greek mythologies and it talks about events that happened around the time of Trojan War. The story revolves around a conflict between Greeks and Trojans

In Greek mythology, the Trojan War was fought by the Achaeans (Greeks) against Troy and its allies. The war is one of the most important events in Greek mythology and Homer’s Iliad, which tells a part of the Trojan War cycle.

It is well known that the Trojan War had its roots in the abduction of Helen by Paris, prince of Troy. When this event took place, Helen was married to Menelaus, king of Sparta. The story goes that Paris and his entourage were visiting Greece when they happened upon Helen. They convinced her to elope with him to Troy and then she was smuggled back to the kingdom!

The Trojan War is one of the most famous wars in history. The ancient Greeks were very interested in this war, and many historians today still study it.

What is Trojan Saga?

The Trojan War was fought over a woman (Helen of Troy), but it was really about reclaiming Helen’s home and chastising the city for stealing her. The Greeks and Trojans were at war because the king of Troy, Paris, had taken Helen from her husband (who was Menelaus) and brought her to Troy.

Trojan Saga is the story of the Trojan War and its consequences. It was written by the Greek poet Homer. Many believe that Homer was made up, but this is not true. This poem tells about the story of Troy, the warriors who fought in it, and its destruction.

Trojan War was waged against Troy by the Achaeans in revenge for the destruction of their city and kingdom by the Trojans. The war lasted many years but finally ended with total destruction of both cities and the death of almost all the Achaean warriors including Achilles.

The Trojan War is one of the most well-known and significant wars in ancient Greek mythology. The story of the war and its results are told in many works of Greek literature, including Homer’s Iliad, which provides a central focus point for the entire Trojan saga.

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The Role of Athena In the Tale

The role of Athena in this tale is to protect her city, Athens. When the invading Trojans have killed a Greek soldier, she has helped create a wooden horse which will later be used to take over Troy.

The Role of Zeus In the Tale

Zeus was the King of the Greek Gods and he married Hera. Together they were able to birth many children, which were the gods who ran their empire. Zeus always had a strong connection to his daughter Athena, she was also known as “the Goddess of Wisdom”. He also had a close connection with Apollo and Hermes, who were his sons by Leto. Zeus always made sure that everything ran smoothly in his kingdom, but sometimes he had to use force when needed. His strength was unmatched and nobody could oppose him.

The Role of Hera in the Tale

Hera is the goddess of women, marriage, birth and family. She is also the wife and queen of Zeus. Hera was unhappy with her role in the Greek pantheon because she was typically a very jealous woman. In one story, Hera gets angry with Zeus for producing offspring with other women. After hearing Zeus announce he will have offspring with any mortal woman who asks, Hera becomes enraged and decides to prevent that from happening by telling all mortal women that if they want to get pregnant they should urinate on a particular rock.

Literary Text Reference

The Trojan War is one of the best known stories in Western culture. The Iliad, an epic poem in Greek literature, tells the story of the 10-year eventual destruction of Troy by a coalition of Greek city-states led by Agamemnon. In Ancient Greece, Trojan War was often referenced as “the greatest war” (Greek: μέγας πόλεμος).

Trojan Saga is the famous story of the Trojan War and its aftermath. The gods of the era, such as Zeus and Hera, play a major role in the story.

Chaos was happening in heaven. Hera had roused Zeus who then decided to fight with his father Cronus for control of Olympus, unbeknownst to all. This is when Prometheus learned from Metis that Cronus would become ruler if he killed his children. And so, Prometheus decided to warn his brother, Epimetheus, not to let any of his possessions go near Zeus, lest he kill it.

Zeus soon became ruler of Olympus and married Hera after she agreed to be on his side. He then realized that he should have asked her what her help entailed before the marriage but it was too late for that now.

Zeus tells Hera about the prophecy about him killing off their children and this upsets her immensely causing her to try and outsmart Zeus by creating a plan with Gaia (Rhea’s daughter) and Poseidon (her brother).

The plan was for Gaia to create a woman named Pandora who would be given a box filled with many evils because they believed that Zeus was so curious that he would not leave Pandora alone.

Conclusion

The Trojan War was a mythological war fought by the Greeks, who were led by the leader of their civilization, Achilles, against the Trojans. The war was set up by the goddess Hera and lasted ten years. Although it’s not clear what they fought over, many scholars believe that this mythical event may have been in retaliation for the abduction of Helen of Troy by Paris.

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