A Tour of Stories

The Odyssey and The Epic

The gods are the most powerful and dangerous to the mortals. Gilgamesh and Odysseus were reminded by the gods that they were still mortal.

“Where is the man who can clamber to heaven? Only the gods live for ever with glorious Shamash, but as for us men, our days are numbered, our occupations are a breath of wind.

Penelope tells Odysseus, “Men’s lives are short.”

The underlying theme is the mortality of man and what it means to die.

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