Essay/Term paper: Mythology
Essay, term paper, research paper: Biology
Mythology is a way that the ancient societies explained why things are the way they are and how they came to being. Two ancient societies are infamous for their mythology. These societies are Greece and Rome. Great authors were made be the mythological works they wrote. Homer was a famous author who is best known for his epics. It is from these epics that most of the gods and actual myths well known. I am writing of two of these gods in particular, Saturn and Dionsysus.
The first god that I would like to focus on is Saturn. Saturn was the god of agriculture to both the Roman and Greek. He was, however, known to the Greeks as a different name. His name was Cronus. He had all of the same qualities and powers that Saturn did. This is found to be true very often in mythology. In the time of mythology, cultures would simply borrow another culture's gods and change their names. He was the husband of Ops and the father of Zeus, Jupiter, Hestia, Demeter, Posiedon, Hades, Pluto, and Hera. Saturn was the ruler of the gods. He found out that his son, Zeus, would be more powerful than himself, thus threatening his position. In effect, Saturn ate all of his children as soon as his wife conceived them. Thus, killing all chances of his rule being taken away. His wife tricked him and their son, Zeus, was born, and took the throne that was rightfully his.
The second god that I want to focus on is Bacchus. Bacchus was the Greek and roman god of vine and wine. He was the son of Zeus and Semele. The Romans identified him as Dionsysus. Myth has it that he was very ugly at birth. He was horned and was crowned with a crown of snakes. He was boiled in a cauldron and banished to Mt Nysa by his parents. It was here that he invented wine. He eventually returned to Greece where he organized drunken revelries. He married Andriadne, daughter of King Minos. Myth also has it that he died in the winter and was reborn in the spring.
Dionysus was a wanderer. During these journeys he explored the world. On these journeys he came across many different people and taught them how to keep their vines healthy. On one of his journeys he was captured by pirates. While he was in bondage of these pirates they tried to tie him down. Wherever the rope would touch him it would fall apart. In the end he made the boat become overcome by vines. The vines wouldn"t let the boat move. The pirates realizing his powers let him go.
Hendricks, Rhonda A. Classic Gods and Heroes. New York: Fredrick Ungar Publishingc Co, 1972
Littleton, Scott C. "Dionysus. " World Book Encyclopedia. 1991 ed.
Other sample model essays:
Narcotics: Narcotics decrease the sensitivity
to the sensory stimuli because it has a depressant
effect on the central nervous system. Opium,
morphine, codeine, heroin, meperidine, and
With the dawning of the information age there has been a shrinking of relative distances between people and places all over the world. With an increase in international communication...
Necrotizing Fasciitis is also known as the
flesh-eating disease. It is a rare disease that causes
the deterioration of the flesh, causing extensive
destruction of the tissues. It can kill. The dise...
A neuropsychologist is a psychologist who specializes in studying brain behavior relationships. Neuropsychologists have extensive training
in the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the nervous sys...
The sought to determine the effects of mixing various levels of acids and bases to see which combination would have the most explosive reaction, and measure the resulting pH levels. I did this by test...
"Were we to seize and eliminate from our
industrial world the results of Mr. Tesla's work,
the wheels of industry would cease to turn, our
electric cars and trains would stop, our towns
Nitrate Contamination of Groundwater Poses a Serious Health Threat
Nitrates contamination of the world's underground water supply poses as
a potentially serious health hazard to the human inha...
Nitrogen was isolated by the British physician
Daniel Rutherford in 1772 and recognized as an
elemental gas by the French chemist Antoine
Laurent Lavoisier about 1776. Properties
Nitrogen is a col...
Nuclear energy by definition is the energy
consumed or produced in modifying the
composition of the atomic nucleus. Nuclear energy
is used for things such as atomic bombs, hydrogen
bombs and other...
Radioactive wastes, must for the protection of
mankind be stored or disposed in such a manner
that isolation from the biosphere is assured until
they have decayed to innocuous levels. If this is