Demeter Essays

Greek Mythology Research Paper

Do you know any historical background on the word giant? Greek and Roman mythology is present all around us. Many new and interesting words were created from the Greeks. There are many types of myths that we hear about including; gods, goddesses, mythical heroes, other heroes, monsters, and villains. When looking up these myths, research will show that many of the words we say today come from these gods and goddesses. An example of this is the words gigantic and…

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Greek Mythology and Iris

Iris is a goddess of sea and sky, whose work is as the messenger of the gods and her representation is the rainbow. She takes the messages from the gods, especially from Hera and Zeus, to the Earth and to the deep ocean and the underworld. So she connects the mortal world to the god’s and immortal’s world. She is always carrying a caduceus, that is like a scepter or a magic wand which it’s related with Apollo; who gave…

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Greek Mythology and Hades

The ancient Greek people wrote stories about characters known as gods in order to explain things in the world. For example, the story of Hades and Persephone explains why plants do not grow in the winter. The story of Hades and Persephone is only one story however, and they are only two gods out of the large number of immortal characters that the Greeks created. Hades is the god of the underworld, goes by many different names, was extremely protective…

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The Power of Poetry

Poetry can be cathartic for both the writer and the reader. The art expression in poetry allows the writer to heal continually over time. The reader gets to experience Ms. Clifton’s life chronologically through her poetry. We get to feel full-circle the wounds, the scab, the debridement and finally the healing that happens after one exposes truths. Ms. McCallum shows a contrast approach to her past by taking a mythical route. Instead of taking a more personal approach, the reader…

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