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Mythology Study Guide

by Edith Hamilton

The Mythology study guide contains a biography of Edith Hamilton, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis of the major Greek myths and Western mythology.

The stories of mythology involve many tales about the gods and their interactions with each other and with mortals. The stories begin at the beginning of time and proceed through the first few generations of gods and goddesses until they begin to interact with humans. Doing so creates a wide variety of troubles for humans and gods alike.

Persephone: When Persephone is captured by Hades, her mother Demeter refuses to let the crops grow on earth. Zeus demands Persephone's return, but because she ate the pomegranate seed, she must return to the Underworld for several months each year.

Dionysus: Dionysus grew up in a verdant land and became the wine god. Like wine itself, he proves himself to be alternatively fun and harsh.

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Posted By shellsea a #378503 at Jul 08, 2014 5:51 PM

in the story of promethues and lo what is the main characters conflict ?

the story of promethues and lo and how promethues helps lo become human again

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Posted By charmaine r #378406 at Jul 07, 2014 8:42 AM


Posted By cassidy s #336258 at May 09, 2014 6:28 AM

Death is often symbolized as something shadowy and dark; why do you think this is?

Also, how does this compare to the idea of a person seeing a light when he or she dies?

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