“The gods may love a man, but they can’t help him when cold death comes to lay him on his bier.” – Homer, The Odyssey

“In Greek mythology, for example, the Homeric gods cannot be conceived of apart from the world – they are ‘principalities and powers’ of the world (e.g., Poseidon is the power of the sea). If you take away the world, you take away the gods. In monotheistic thought, however, given creation out of nothing, when you take away the world, you still have God.” – Richard J. Plantinga, Thomas R. Thompson, and Matthew D. Lundberg, An Introduction to Christian Theology

Böcklin, Arnold. Odysseus and Polyphemus. Oil and tempera on panel. 1896..jpg
Böcklin, Arnold. Odysseus and Polyphemus. Oil and tempera on panel. 1896.

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Homer

“The man was born for trouble.” – Homer, The Odyssey

“Believed to have been blind and unable to write his name, Homer (c. eighth century BC) is credited with the composition of the Iliad and the Odyssey, books one and two of the Western Canon.” – Lapham, Lewis H., editor. Lapham’s Quarterly. Volume 1.1.

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Raphael. Homer. The Parnassus. 1511. Fresco.