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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