Three Paragraph Essay On Zeus

Leaders ensure in our country, that we have to have rules, and boundaries. Zeus and Poseidon are both leaders of their own world. Zeus is god of the sky, while Poseidon is god of the sea. They are brothers, and they have things in common, but they do have their differences from time to time. Poseidon and Zeus are similar in the ways that they are very powerful and they both wanted the city, Aegina; however they are different in the ways that Poseidon was swallowed by Cronus, also Poseidon and Zeus symbols are different.

One of Zeus and Poseidon similarities are that they both wanted the island of Aegina. Zeus proves that he wanted Aegina by going to compete against Poseidon. Poseidon proves that he wanted Aegina because he was willing to fight against the great Zeus for it! Zeus and Poseidon wanted the island of Aegina, and they both fought for it. “Poseidon even fought against the great Zeus for the island of Aegina!” (Scholastic, 84). Therefore, because Zeus was going to compete against Poseidon, that proves he wanted the island of Aegina. Like Zeus, Poseidon wanted the island of Aegina too, and he was going to fight Zeus for it. In conclusion, Zeus and Poseidon are similar because they both wanted the island of Aegina.

Another one of Zeus and Poseidon similarities is that they are both very powerful. Zeus proves that he is powerful when he has his thunderbolt with him, one of the most powerful weapons for the Olympians. Zeus and Poseidon are both very powerful in Mount Olympus. “With their strength on his side, Zeus was bound to win-especially when the Cyclopes created three powerful weapons for the Olympians: Zeus’s thunderbolt, Poseidon’s trident, and Hades helmet of invisibility.” (Scholastic 84). Therefore, because Zeus has his thunderbolt with him, he is very powerful. Like Zeus, Poseidon is also very powerful in Mount Olympus. This clearly illustrates that Zeus and Poseidon are very powerful in Mount Olympus. In conclusion, Zeus and Poseidon are similar because they are very powerful in Mount Olympus.

However, One of Zeus and Poseidon differences is that Zeus is the God of the sky, and ruler of the gods. “Zeus was the god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian Gods.” (library.thinkquest.org/5656/ggods.htm) “Symbols: Eagle, Shield, Thunderbolt, and oak tree.” (library.thinkquest.org/5656/ggods.htm.) Poseidon is the god of the sea and also the gods of the horses. “Poseidon, the god of sea, was also the god of horses.” (Scholastic 82) “The symbol of Poseidon was the trident and his scared animals were the dolphin and the horse.” (http://www.greek-gods.info/greek-gods/poseidon/). This clearly illustrates that Zeus and Poseidon are different by them controlling different things. In conclusion, Zeus and Poseidon are different because they control different parts of the world.

Another one of Zeus and Poseidon differences is that Poseidon was swallowed by Cronus. “He swallowed Hades, Hera, Demeter, Poseidon, and Hestia...” (library.thinkquest.org/J0110010/Titans/Cronus.htm). Zeus was not swallowed by Cronus, like Poseidon was. “Cronus swallowed the rock thinking it was Zeus. When Zeus grew up he gave Cronus an emetic and he threw up all of Zeus’s brothers and sisters.” (library.thinkquest.org/J0110010/Titans/Cronus.htm). This clearly illustrates that Zeus and Poseidon are different by Zeus not being swallowed by Cronus while Poseidon was. In conclusion, Zeus and Poseidon are different by them either being swallowed by Cronus or not.

In conclusion, Zeus and Poseidon are different but they do have some similarities and they are one of the most powerful gods in Mount Olympus. Poseidon and Zeus are similar in the ways that they are very powerful and they both wanted the city, Aegina; however they are different in the ways that Poseidon was swallowed by Cronus, and Poseidon, and Zeus symbols are not the same, and control different parts of the world. Even though they are both leaders of something and make the rules, they do have their differences and similarities.

By Robyn L

There are many up’s and down’s in a marriage. For example, Zeus and Hera their relationship was very complicated in mythology. They had many differences and complications, but they did have some qualities that were the same. Zeus and Hera are similar because they both are powerful, and want revenge; however they are differ in the ways that they are god/goddess over different things, and are identified for different likes on what they represent or do. They both have their characteristics that define themselves. They want different results for what they do in their life.

One of Zeus and Hera’s similarities is they are more powerful than any of the other gods or goddesses. They are both higher than others in mythology. Zeus was the king of all the gods. Hera was the Queen of all goddesses., but Zeus was still noted to be powerful than Hera. Zeus and Hera were married, and with this bond it made them both more powerful than they were. While reading the Treasury of Greek Mythology (Napoli pg. 33, and 79), I found out that Zeus’s father Cronus was the ruler of all gods (and goddesses) until Zeus took over and became higher than all the gods (and goddesses), and since Hera was Zeus’s wife it made her higher than all goddesses. Therefore, because Zeus and Hera are higher than all others it states clearly that this is one of the similarities that they have.

Another one of Zeus and Hera’s similarities are, that they get angry and want to get revenge on something they don’t like really fast. They don’t have the patience to let them find out what they did wrong. They take action as soon as they can. While reading the Treasury of Greek Mythology (Napoli pg. 107, and 108), it said that Zeus had numerous love affairs, and Hera got very jealous and angry at him and the ladies he is having an affair with. Therefore because of this she would do something back in return to all of those women in return, warning them not to ever come near Zeus again. Also Zeus would get very angry, for example at Hera when she does something bad to all the women that he loves or likes. This clearly states that they both will do anything to get revenge, and they both get very angry easily. Sometimes at each other or towards someone else.

One of Zeus and Hera’s differences are that Zeus is the God of the sky and thunder, and Hera is the goddess of women and marriage. They control over different things, which makes them different from each other. While reading the Treasury of Greek (Napoli pg. 81) and Oh My Gods (Bryant pg.108) I found out that Hera helps people by going around and helping them with their relationship or she creates a relationship. Zeus on the other hand controls the sky, he doesn’t really interact with others as Hera does. They rule over different things and they control it in a different way. Therefore this clearly states that Zeus and Hera are different because they rule over two different things.

Another difference that Zeus and Hera have is that Hera is sacred for the cow, lion, and the peacock, but on the other hand Zeus is sacred for rams and eagles. They are sacred for two different animals. While reading “Oh My Gods” (Bryant pg. 108) and Treasury of Greek Mythology (Napoli Pg. 81) I found out that these animals that they are sacred to, means that they are connected to them. Zeus is connected to animals such as rams and eagles. Hera is connected to cows, lion, and peacocks. They are connected to different animals. Therefore this quality clearly states another difference between Zeus and Hera.

In conclusion Zeus and Hera had many up’s and down’s in their relationship. They had some qualities that were similar such as being higher than all the other gods or goddesses, and getting angry and wanting revenge easily. On the the other hand they also had qualities that were different such as being sacred for different animals and controlling over two different things. Zeus was the god of the sky and thunder, Hera was the goddess of women and marriage. Like I said before they both have their own characteristics that define themselves.

By Sehr H

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