Ch 6: Greek God Characters in The Iliad

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Boost your knowledge of the Greek god characters from ''The Iliad'' with this online study guide chapter. You'll find engaging lessons and quizzes that can help you get ready for exams, catch up in class and improve your overall understanding of this epic poem's Greek god characters.

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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the Greek god characters in The Iliad for a standard literature course. You'll study the roles of the following gods:

  • Zeus
  • Hera
  • Artemis
  • Apollo
  • Athena
  • Aphrodite
  • Ares
  • Hermes
  • Poseidon
  • Hephaestus
  • Thetis
  • Minor deities

14 Lessons in Chapter 6: Greek God Characters in The Iliad
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Role of the Gods in The Iliad

1. Role of the Gods in The Iliad

This lesson will cover the role of the gods in Homer's 'The Iliad.' Main focus will be placed on each of the gods, and how their roles were of great influence in the characters and the events in the poem.

Zeus in The Iliad

2. Zeus in The Iliad

Zeus is well known as the most powerful god in Greek mythology. This lesson will explore the different roles he took in Homer's, ''The Iliad''. Read on, to learn more about the almighty Zeus.

Hera in The Iliad

3. Hera in The Iliad

This lesson takes a look at the Greek goddess Hera and the role she plays in Homer's epic poem 'The Iliad.' We learn about Hera's past, the part she plays in the Trojan War, and her motivations for doing so.

Artemis in The Iliad

4. Artemis in The Iliad

'The Illiad' is a Greek epic describing the battle between King Agamemnon and Achilles. The battle, known as the Trojan War, was said to have started between a quarrel from three Greek goddesses. Learn how the goddess Artemis becomes intertwined in the battle and uses her magical arrows to aid in the battle.

Apollo in The Iliad

5. Apollo in The Iliad

In Homer's ''The Iliad'', Apollo, like many of the gods, frequently interferes in the Trojan War. He plays a role in some of the key events in the war, including the death of Patroclus.

Athena in The Iliad

6. Athena in The Iliad

In Homer's classic epic poem, Iliad, gods and goddesses are seen throughout affecting and influencing the lives of mortals. In this lesson we will study Athena, Greek Goddess of Wisdom, a fierce player in the battle between the Greeks and Trojans.

Aphrodite in The Iliad

7. Aphrodite in The Iliad

This lesson examines the significance of the role of Aphrodite in Homer's 'The Iliad' and her impact on individual characters, as well as on the narrative from a broader perspective.

Ares' Role in The Iliad

8. Ares' Role in The Iliad

You might expect the god of war to be a key player in Homer's war poem, but Ares' actions in 'The Iliad' are not quite as epic as expected. This lesson will delve into the minor but important role of Ares, god of war, in Homer's 'The Iliad'.

Hermes in The Iliad

9. Hermes in The Iliad

Hermes plays a small, but important role in 'The Iliad' - helping King Priam recover the body of his slain son, Hector. In this lesson, we'll learn more about Hermes in Greek mythology and in Homer's epic poem.

Poseidon in The Iliad

10. Poseidon in The Iliad

Poseidon, the Greek god of the ocean, plays an important role in the Trojan War with the Greeks that plays out in Homer's 'The Iliad.' Please continue on for a brief summary of who Poseidon is in Greek mythology and what role he plays in 'The Iliad!'

Hephaestus' Role in The Iliad

11. Hephaestus' Role in The Iliad

Homer's epic poem ''The Iliad'' tells the story of people and gods clashing in the Trojan War. The smith god Hephaestus affects the story by calming the gods, forging new armor, saving Achilles life, and forcing the river god out of the war.

Thetis in The Iliad

12. Thetis in The Iliad

No matter how old or how strong we get, sometimes in life we all just want our mother. In this lesson, we will learn more about Achilles' mother Thetis, and the role she plays in the events of ''The Iliad''.

Divine Intervention of Minor Deities in The Iliad

13. Divine Intervention of Minor Deities in The Iliad

Gods and goddesses are notorious for their intervention into the lives of mortals throughout Greek Mythology. In Homer's ''The Iliad,'' gods and goddesses of all levels find their way into the story and play a part. This lesson will focus on the minor deities and their divine intervention in ''The Iliad.''

The Iliad Character List & Flashcards

The Iliad Character List & Flashcards

Use this flashcard set to help you keep the diverse cast of characters from Homer's 'The Iliad' straight. You will learn about the main heroes and villains on each side of the epic Trojan War.

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