Saturday, September 29, 2012
We talked a lot about the gods and their, ironically, ungodly behavior. As Mrs. King bluntly and rightfully stated, the male gods just went around raping women and having demigod children. I forgot where, but I read something about the conflict between the demigod children and their god parents got so bad that Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon had to make a pact to no longer have any children. The gods overall were extremely mischievous and troublesome, for example the goddess Rumor literally went around causing problems. Throughout mythology, the gods really never had any agreements and each one would intervene in certain things and tell the hero to do what they want them to do. I think it is oddly accurate to imagine the Greek gods as infants in togas running a muck (do it... it really is pretty funny).