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MYTHOLOGY HUBRIS ESSAY The Greek idea of hubris is comparing oneself to the gods In the novel of Mythology by Edith Hamilton many hubris sins were committed Bellerophon Arachne and Niobe are examples of some victims of the hubris sin where they suffered immersive consequences To begin with Bellerophon demonstrates the hazards of hubris when he tried to ride Pegasus to Mt Olympus After Bellerophon rode Pegasus for the first time he was so satisfied with himself that he tried to take place at Olympus with the gods He had the willing and ambition to ride Pegasus to Olympus but the gods protested to this As the gods Pegasus too did not approve of this so like a wise horse he knew he shouldnt fight back When Bellerophon made an effort to ride Pegasus for the second time Pegasus threw him and Bellerophon became a crippled outcast When Bellerophon was thrown off of Pegasus he tried to avoid men after that incident Bellerophons hubris is was a danger to his image and himself Another danger of hubris is when Arachne was challenged to a weaving contest against Minerva Arachne wanted to prove to everyone that she could be better than the gods at weaving She wanted to be equality with the gods that she accepted the to do the contest When she accepted the challenged and was successful Minerva was angry that she beat the girls head with her shuttle Arachne was so angry that she hanged herself Minerva than turn into a spider with her magic liquid The danger of Arachnes hubris was a real risk to challenge a god jealous of Leto being warship by the people that she claimed that she should be the one being warship Niobe said to the people of Thebes Besides Bellerophons and Arachnes hubris Niobe too took the risk to tell the people of Thebes to warship her Niobe was I am happy strong great- for
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