Archetypes and Odyssey

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magic weapon

some object or force that helps the hero

Zeus

lived on Mt. Olympus; king of the gods

journey

lowest to high

scapegoat

takes the blame

outcast

banished from society

initiate

training phase

Aphrodite

goddess of love

penelope

wife of odysseues

Athena

goddess of wisdom

starcrossed lovers

two lovers forbidden to be together

earth mother

usually kind-hearted and nurtuting

achilles

greatest Greek hero

devil figure

always evil

nature vs. the mechanistic world

society is evil; nature is good

creature of nightmare

usually the monster who is the antagonist

hunting group of companions

hero's posse

platonic ideal

hero is attracted to this person's intellect

initiation

hero matures

loyal retainers

expendable servants

odyssues

came up with wooden horse idea

epic

long narrative poem

innate wisdom vs. educated stupidity

an unedcated person is wiser that the educated person

hero

protagonist with an unusual childhood

mentor

teacher to the hero

quest

search for someone or something

Telemachus

son of odysseus

myth

stories that show relationship between people and the unknwn spiritual realm

Menelaus

husband to helen

epithet

adjective phrae usef to characterize a person, place, or thing

supernatural intervention

higher power that heps the hero

subject

what the sentence is about

temptress

hero is attracted to this person

poseidon

god of the sea

unhealable wound

hero's weakness

predicate

state of being or doing that goes with the subject

haven vs. wilderness

bat cave vs. GOtham city

friendly beast

appers evil, but can show kindness

Odyssey

story by Homer about journey home from the Trojan War

Illiad

story about Trojan War

ritual

rite of passage

wooden horse

reson the greeks won

agamemnon

brother of Menelaus

fall

hogh to low

Paris

Prince of Troy who took Helen

apollo

god of music

task

hero must perform this superhuman deed

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