Essays on Homer

Essay on The Role of Gods

Type of paper: Essay

Topic: God, Religion, Homer, Society

Pages: 3

Words: 825

Published: 2019/10/11

Ancient Greeks live by the fate of their lives. This was dictated by the presences of a super natural being who was fearful and no one could attempt to question his unforeseen powers. The gods were believed to be part of people’s lives and nobody could imagine doing something without first consulting with the immortal world. The gods were omnipresent and Homer described them as ‘anthropomorphic’ that is they are like human in characteristics and all activities carried out during those days were literally controlled by the gods, this depicts their interaction with the mortals. Although, the presences of the Greek gods were associated with nature, they generally appeared in various forms like lightening and thunder, fire, water and other physical features (Homer 492).