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The Immortals Society
The Immortals SocietyGreek Immortals and Their Society. Most of Greek heroes were sons of Gods and Goddesses from mortal men; therefore they did not share the characteristic of Olympians’ immortality: without this quality it was much easier for them to relate to humans whom they were meant to serve by exemplifying moral and courageous behaviour. In fact, human qualities were an indispensable part of a Greek hero profile. Their main challenge was to win glory, thrones, and even immortality through glorious adventures and quests. Regardless of the path they chose, all Greek heroes had to earn their fame the hard way. Although some of the heroes have engineered their own downfall (such as Icarus and Daedalus, for example), most of Greek heroes were celebrated for their victories. I believe Perseus, who was a son of Zeus, would be an excellent example of a celebrated hero who had not only won battles against monsters and beasts, but also said to have founded the towns of Mideia and Mycenae.
On the picture you can see an eagle soaring over the headquarters of Olympian gods and heroes. It has a direct reference to Prometheus, one of the titans in Greek mythology who was also reckoned a god of fire. Prometheus was a master con man of the ancient times who, as legend has it, managed to steal fire from the gods and give it to people. As you know, in retribution Zeus had Prometheus chained to a cliff and arranged a terrible daily ordeal for him: an eagle would come and peck at his liver which then regenerated overnight to prolong this everlasting torture.
Software media: Adobe Photoshop ®, Adobe Illustrator ®, Autodesk 3ds Max ®, Photo Stock,
George Grie, May 2007
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