The Odyssey, an epic poem orally transmitted by Homer, a Greek poet, had to contain some sort of attributes that Greeks valued in a person. Usually you will find this hero to be the alpha male. Odysseus took the 'moly' from Hermes and went boldly into Kirke's palace. Gods saved him from this fate, though, when Ino and Athena give him a veil to keep him from drowning and changing the wind to make sure the waves carried Odysseus home. They came to a place where they could see a cave with goats and sheep in a fenced yard. A true epic hero has many very defining characteristics.
As Odysseus got nearer, the island appeared to be surrounded by cliffs with jagged rocks protruding into the violent surf. On the way, he and his crew face many challenges… 932 Words 4 Pages all Greek literature, the epic hero Odysseus answers a call to action, suffers through great confrontation, and returns with a better understanding of life. First, nearing the end of the Epic, Odysseus continues to use his intelligence to overcome obstacles and hardships. Odysseus is a hero because he is a courageous leader, a quick thinker and a modest man. A true epic hero has many very defining characteristics. He earns this title by traveling to various settings, many of which he has never before set foot on, setting himself apart from other men based on his actions of superhuman courage and great valor, and having the gods intervene in his quest from time to time.
Your force is greater, your limbs never wear out. A hero is one that attempts to help others despite putting themselves at risk and is also a good leader. She would weave the shroud during the day and then undo part of it each evening thus delaying its completion. Dymas reminded Nausikaa that she was of marrying age, and yet her beautiful garments were unwashed. The Cyclopes took the wine and drank it down.
At dawn of the third day, Odysseus was very close to the island of the Phaiakians which is called Scheria. When they were twice the previous distance from the shore, Odysseus again wanted to taunt the blinded Cyclopes. She also promised to wash the clothes of her three unwed brothers so that they might look their best when they attended the dance. In the epic poem The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus goes through many challenges and is faced with his biggest weakness: his hubris or excessive pride. He also deeply cares about the welfare of his men on their return trip to Ithaka. Return to Kirke's Island While at the entrance to the Underworld, Odysseus encountered the disembodied spirit of Elpenor. Left all alone and facing more oncoming Trojan forces, Odysseus staves them off, nearly dying until Menelaus and Ajax come to his aid.
An epic hero is bravery than the other characters. One common trait in great movies and literature is the presence of a heroic figure. The Odyssey, an epic poem orally transmitted by Homer, a Greek poet who wrote The Iliad, had to contain some variety of attributes that Greeks valued in a person. If you got in his way, it was see-ya' to that person. He was never fearful of any situation that was to come.
Moved by some divine spirit, Helen walked around the Wooden Horse three times and assuming the voices of their wives, called the names of the best of the Achaean fighters trying to get them to reveal themselves. Discuss the specific arête of Odysseus. Odysseus put on his finest armor and stood on the deck of his ship with two spears at the ready. Because our epic hero is of a noble birth, he was able to have many things he needed at the tip of his fingers. In the form of a gannet, Leukothea rose from the sea and perched on the wood shards on which Odysseus was clinging and spoke to him. After Odysseus finished questioning Dolon, Diomedes drew his sword and as Dolon begged for his life, chopped off his head.
Nausikaa saw how magnificent Odysseus looked and secretly told her handmaidens that this noble stranger had come to them by the will of the Immortals, perhaps even to become her husband. When it came time for him to leave, Kalypso in her loving nature, gave Odysseus provisions and sent him on his way with a fair wind to speed him home. The epic hero is often of mixed… 1067 Words 5 Pages Odysseus as an Epic Hero Homer 's The Odyssey follows the incredible journey of the main character Odysseus, and his long trip home to the Island of Ithaca. For example, when the crew landed on the Island of the Sun, Odysseus, who knows that his crew is prophesied to perish there, warns his shipmates that their stores of food are on their ship and that they musn't eat the catle of the sun god, Helios, or they will all pay dearly for it. To insure her sincerity, Odysseus made Kalypso swear a great oath on the waters of Styx that she meant what she said and that she was not trying to deceive him.
He did not kneel before her but was awed by her beauty and wondered if she was a mortal girl or a goddess because she resembled Artemis in stature and form. She said that the queen was held in high regard and settled disputes even among the men of the island. This feat eventually won the Greeks the war. Odysseus hiding under the ram. When Achilles's companion, Patroklos, was killed, Achilles wanted to charge into the Trojan battle-lines with no thought to rest or food.
As Odysseus floundered in the raging sea, the goddess Leukothea saw his plight and took mercy on him. Odysseus and his men could see the smoke from distant hearth fires but did not know who the inhabitants of the land might be. Leaving behind his wife Penelope and son Telemachus, he was forced to leave. It was very important that Odysseus was so reverent towards the gods; otherwise he never would have made it home from the Trojan War. He earns the respect of his men during the Trojan War by making good sound decisions and caring about the welfare of his men. She wants Odysseus because he is handsome, strong and clever, all of the characteristics of a hero. Dolon stopped and fell to his knees.