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Why was Orestes chased by the Furies?

According to the poet Stesichorus, Orestes was a small child at the time of Agamemnon’s murder and was smuggled to safety by his nurse. Clytemnestra was warned of impending retribution by a dream, and Orestes, for the crime of matricide, was haunted by the Furies (Erinyes) after her death.

What does Athena turn the Furies into?

It is a principle that emphasizes the necessity of a decision—of a legal system—over the repercussions of occasionally “getting it wrong.” The Furies are thus transformed into the Eumenides–from fury to “good anger,” from forces of vengeance to forces absolutely necessary to the carrying out of justice.

What is the story of Orestes?

In Greek mythology, Orestes was the prince who avenged the murder of his father, King Agamemnon of Mycenae, by killing his own mother, Clytemnestra. Orestes was still a child when Agamemnon sailed off to fight in the Trojan War*. While the king was away, Clytemnestra took a lover, Aegisthus.

Is Orestes a hero?

Orestes is often considered a tragic hero, a character whose errors in judgment lead to his downfall. Aristotle calls the tragic hero’s judgment error hamartia, or a fatal flaw. Hamartia can refer to both a hero’s moral deficiencies and an impossible situation forcing the hero to make a difficult choice.

Why does Apollo tell Orestes to kill his mother?

At the urging of his sister, Electra, and the god Apollo, Orestes kills his mom, Clytemnestra, as payback for her murder of Agamemnon, Orestes’ dad.

How did Odysseus prove his identity to Penelope?

Odysseus gets angry. He explains that he built their bedroom around an ancient olive tree, and used the top of the tree to make their bedpost. He is angry because he believes Penelope must have replaced this bed with a movable one. His anger, and the fact that he knows the story of the bed, proves his identity.

Who is stronger Poseidon or Athena?

As yannis pointed out in the comments, Athena cannot be considered stronger than Poseidon, and you’re assuming too much here. Poseidon is one of the most powerful gods, along with his brothers Zeus and Hades. Athena is, don’t get me wrong, very powerful, but not in the way Poseidon is. The Greeks knew this, as well.

Who is Athena in love with?

Hephaestus

Why did Athena win and Poseidon lose?

Explanation: But, to help Poseidon’s ego, the women of Athens were deprived of their vote, and men were no longer to carry their mothers’ names. Athena was loved by most everyone, and was a very loving person herself. But she loved everyone in the filial sense (like a sister), and was completely uninterested in sex.

What does Poseidon love the most?

One of Poseidon’s most famous deeds is the creation of the horse. There are two stories that tell how he did this. The first says that he fell in love with the goddess Demeter. In order to impress her he decided to create the world’s most beautiful animal.

Who did Poseidon fight with Athena over?

Athena and Poseidon vied for control of Athens and its surrounding territory, Attica. The contest took place on the Acropolis. Poseidon struck the rock with his trident and produced a salt spring or a horse. Athena brought forth an olive tree from the ground by the touch of her spear and she was proclaimed the victor.